Makhdoom Shahabuddin

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Makhdoom Shahabuddin
مخدوم شہاب الدین
Federal Minister of Pakistan
President Asif Ali Zardari
Personal details
Born (1947-04-07) 7 April 1947 (age 70)
Rahim Yar Khan, British Raj
(now Pakistan)
Political party Pakistan Peoples Party
Alma mater Forman Christian College

Makhdoom Shahabuddin (Urdu, Saraiki: مخدوم شہاب الدین[pronunciation?]; born 7 April 1947) is a Pakistani politician and a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan (February 2008–present) who has held federal ministerial portfolios for finance, health and textiles.

He is from Rahim Yar Khan, a city in the Saraiki belt[1] of southern Punjab and his political affiliation is with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).[2][3]

On 19 June 2012, in the aftermath of Yousaf Raza Gilani's conviction and disqualification by the Pakistan Supreme Court on contempt of court charges, Shahabuddin was appointed by the PPP as its candidate for the office of Prime Minister of Pakistan but the nomination was cancelled after a warrant for his arrest was issued by the ANF under suspicious circumstances upon the very day he was nominated.

He was Ex Federal Minister of Pakistan of Textiles

He is a descendant (sajjada nashin) of a famous Sufi saint.[4]

Legal trouble[edit]

On the day of his nomination as PM the Anti-Narcotics Force issued a non-bailable warrant for his arrest.[5] The Supreme Court of Pakistan in its decision to grant him bail observed that it was not merely a coincidence that the warrants for his arrest were issued upon the very day that he was nominated by the PPP.


  1. ^ Makhdoom Shahabuddin emerges strong contender for Pak PM's post – World – DNA. (2012-06-20). Retrieved on 2012-06-21.
  2. ^ Makhdoom Shahab-ud-Din, Former Federal Minister for Textiles MNA NA-194 (Rahimyar Khan-III). Retrieved on 2012-06-21.
  3. ^ Makhdoom Shahab-ud-Din personal profile. National Assembly of Pakistan. Retrieved on 2012-06-21.
  4. ^ Makhdoom Shahabuddin to be new Pakistan PM – India News. (2012-06-20). Retrieved on 2012-06-21.
  5. ^ Latest news, Breaking News | Daily Jang. (2012-06-21). Retrieved on 2012-06-21.

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