Qazi Hussain Ahmad


Prominent scholar and theologian Pakistan's prominent religious scholar, Islamic theologian, Islamic democracy advocate Qazi Hussain Ahmad was former Emir of Jamaat-e-Islami, populist political party in Pakistan. He became a member of the Jammat-e-Islami party in 1970, rising to head of the party in 1987, in which capacity he served until 2008. He transformed the Jamaat into a popular party. He was elected as a member of the Pakistan senate in 1986 and was re-elected in 1992, but he resigned as a senator in 1996 as a protest against what he saw as the endemic corrupt besetting the country's political system. A strong critic of the US's counter-terrorism policies Qazi Hussain Ahmad was widely known for his opposition to the involvement of the US and its allies in Afghanistan. Born near the city of Nowshera Qazi Hussain Ahmad passed away in Islamabad following a heart attack.

Compiler: M. Nauman Khan

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