شاہ محمود قریشی پاکستان کا وزیر خارجہ رہا، 31 مارچ 2008ء تا فروری 2011ء۔ پیپلز پارٹی کا کارکن رہا۔ زرداری حکومت سے بدظن ہو کر وزارت سے استعفی دے دیا اور بالآخر نومبر 2011ء میں زرداری جماعت اور پارلیمان سے بھی مستعفی ہو گیا۔ .ماضی میں اس کا خاندان انگریز راج کی تابعداری کے لیے بدنام ہے۔
Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Hussain Qureshi (Urdu: شاه محمود قریشی; born June 22, 1956) is an agriculturist, notable statesman, and the current vice-chairman of the Pakistan Movement of Justice. Prior to that, he was the Foreign Minister of Pakistan and high-ranking member of the central executive committee of the Pakistan Peoples Party until being deposed by the central committee and the foreign ministry, on an issue involving the Raymond Davis affair, 9 February 2011.
After earning a degree in law from the Cambridge University, his career in the national politics started in 1993 under Prime minister Benazir Bhutto and successfully defended his constituency with high margins that led him to the slot of foreign ministry in 2008. He was appointed foreign minister by the PPP led collective leadership alliance containing the MQM, ANP and JUI-F formed after the 2008 general elections. However in February 2011, Qureshi fell out with the central committee that led to his ouster by Prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani, and by November 2011, Qureshi joined Imran Khan's populist Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Shah Mehmood Qureshi is also the current Sajjada Nashin and custodian of the Mausoleum of Shah Rukn-e-Alam and of the Shrine (Darbar) of Hazrat Baha-ud-din Zakariya. An agriculturalist by trade, Qureshi is also the president of the Farmers Association of Pakistan.
Minister of Foreign Affairs (2008–2011)
After taking charge of the office, Qureshi immediately made clear that he was committed to establishing peace in the region and that maintaining friendly ties with neighbouring India were amongst his top priorities.
Qureshi went on his first visit as foreign minister to China in October 2008 with Ahmad Mukhtar and President Asif Ali Zardari. On his arrival back, he was given praise for his work. Qureshi has visited many countries as Foreign Minister and has been very busy explaining Pakistan's stance on the war on terror to the foreign world.
In 2009, Shah Mehmood Qureshi faced criticism in Pakistan when it was discovered that his son, Zain H. Qureshi, was working as a Legislative Fellow in the office of Sen. John Kerry.
In February 2011, the Government of Pakistan reduced the number of cabinet seats.
During this transition, Shah Mahmood Qureshi was offered the position of Minister of Water and Power. He declined, saying that he was "not interested in water and power ministry in place of foreign affairs."
Joining Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf
Following the Raymond Allen Davis incident where US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent was released without charge for murdering two men in Lahore, Shah Mehmood Qureshi was appointed to another ministry due to which he subsequently resigned as Federal Minister of Pakistan. On 27 November 2011 Qureshi announced his joining of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in a rally in Ghotki, Sindh. He was appointed Vice Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and member of the political strategy committee. He is considered as one o
f the top national politician not only in the party but as well as outside the party. He stated that the cause behind joining PTI was to bring about a revolution in Pakistan.
December 15, 2011