Hamid Saeed Kazmi

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Hamid Saeed Kazmi (Urdu: حامد سعید کاظمی‎; born October 3, 1957 in Multan, Pakistan, is a prominent leader of Sunni community of Pakistan. He is vocal critic of Taliban.[1] In 2009 he survived terrorist attack on his life. He has served as Federal Minister for Religious Affairs in the cabinet of prime minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani. He follows Barelvi interpretation of Sunni Islam.[2]

Family[edit]

Kazmi was born in a well-to-do religious family; his father, Ahmad Saeed Kazmi, was a prominent Sufi and Islamic scholar. He is one among eleven siblings.[3] Kazmi is married and has two daughters and two sons.[4] Family His father Syed Ahmad Saeed Kazmi son of Syed Muhammad Mukhtar Ahmad Shah Kazmi belonged to Amroha, India. They migrated to Multan in 1935. The family relates with Imam Musa Kazim through 35 steps, and this is why he is called Kazmi.

Political career and Education[edit]

He obtained a Master of Arts degree in Urdu with Gold Medal from the Bahauddin Zakariya University in 1985. He has been elected MNA on the ticket of PPPP from NA-192 by defeating Makhdoom Syed Ahmad Alam Anwar of PML.

Kazmi was sentenced sixteen years imprisonment on the basis of charges of corruption by a lower court. The lower court has written in its 87 pages of decision that Hamid Kazmi is not found corrupt at any level but as he was the head of the ministry and by him mismanagement was done. But he has appealed against it in the Islamabad high court..[5]

On March 20th, 2017, he was acquitted of all acquitted former Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi, ex-DG Hajj Rao Shakeel and Joint secretary for Religious Affairs Aftab Aslam in the Hajj corruption case.. [6]

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