Masood Kausar

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Barrister
Masood Kausar
Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
In office
10 February 2011 – 10 February 2013
PresidentAsif Ali Zardari
Prime MinisterRaja Parvez Ashraf
Preceded byOwais Ahmed Ghani
Succeeded byShaukatullah Khan
Pakistan Senator from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province
In office
1994–2000
PresidentJustice Rafiq Tarar
Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
Deputy Leader of Opposition Provincial Assembly of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
In office
1990–1993
PresidentGhulam Ishaq Khan
Wasim Sajjad
Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
Speaker Provincial Assembly of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
In office
1988–1990
PresidentGhulam Ishaq Khan
Prime MinisterBenazir Bhutto
GovernorBGen. Amir Gulistan Janjua, PA
Personal details
BornKohat, NWFP, British India (now Pakistan)
NationalityPakistani
Political partyPakistan People's Party (PPP)
Alma materPeshawar University
(LLB)
OccupationPolitician
Barrister-at-law
ProfessionBarrister-at-law
Judge

Masood Kausar is a Pakistani politician who was 28th Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He held many senior government positions including; Speaker of the Assembly, Minister for Communications, Deputy Leader of Opposition in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and Chairman of standing committee while he was Member of the Senate of Pakistan. He is one of the founding members of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

Political career[edit]

Returning from United Kingdom in the 1970s, Barrister Masood Kausar joined (PPP). He held various positions in the party and eventually succeeded Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao to become the Provincial President of PPP in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Under Masood Kausar, the PPP grow from strength to strength and became very effective in the province. He initiated and oversaw party reorganisation in all towns and districts.

Barrister Masood Kausar served as Speaker of the provincial assembly of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa from 1988 to 1990. After getting re-elected in 1990, he was elected Deputy Leader of Opposition from 1990 to 1993. In 1994 he was elected as a member of the Senate of Pakistan in 1994 for six years term.

A close associate of Benazir Bhutto, Asif Ali Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto and member of PPP "Think Tank" committee and Central Executive Committee.

Professional career[edit]

Masood Kausar has appeared before the High Courts and the Supreme Court of Pakistan in various cases. He was elected President of the Peshawar High Court Bar Association in 1984 and has also been an honorary visiting Professor of law at the University Law College Peshawar.

Education[edit]

Masood Kausar earned his Bachelor of Arts from Islamia College, Peshawar. After completing his degree, he opted for education in law and jurisprudence and got his LLB degree from the Peshawar University in 1960. He was called to the Bar in 1968 from the Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn, England.

Kausar took keen interest in the extra-curricular activities at all the educational institutions he attended and was very popular among students and his colleagues. He has a rare distinction to his credit for having been elected as President of the Khyber Union of Islamia College Peshawar. He was the first elected General Secretary of the Peshawar University Students Union. During his stay in England, Masood Kausar was again elected as the General Secretary of the Pakistan Students' Federation Great Britain.

Family[edit]

Masood Kausar is married with three sons. He is the brother of Urdu poet Ahmad Faraz. His nephew Shibli Faraz is house leader in the Senate of Pakistan.

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