Hon. Syed Naveed Qamar 
Hon. Syed Naveed Qamar 
Position:
Distinguished Fellow
Department:
Regional Security
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Hon. Syed Naveed Qamar belongs to a renowned political family of Sindh. His grandfather, Syed Miran Muhammad Shah, served as the first Speaker of the Sindh Assembly in 1947. His father, Qamar Zaman Shah, actively took participation in politics and was also a Deputy Speaker of Sindh Assembly, and Senator during Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto's rule. 

Hon. Qamar started his political career as Member Sindh Assembly in 1988, and became Minister for Information. Later on, in all the general elections held in Pakistan in the years 1990, 1993, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2013, he has continuously secured his seat as a Member National Assembly of Parliament. 

He is a most senior leader of Pakistan's most popular political party "Pakistan People’s Party" and holds the position of member Central Executive Committee in the party. 

Hon. Qamar has the honor of working with Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and President Asif Ali Zardari as Federal Minister Defense, Federal Minister Finance, Federal Minister Water & Power, Federal Minister Petroleum & Natural Resources and Federal Minister Privatization. 

Hon. Qamar has been very actively participated in the Legislative Business of Parliament of Pakistan. Currently, He is Member National Assembly of Pakistan, Chairman Standing Committee, Convener Public Accounts Committee, Member Standing Committees on Finance and Law & Justice, Member Electoral Reforms Committee. 

His role in all the important Constitutional amendments like 18th, 19th and 20th Constitutional Amendment is remarkable in the Parliamentary history of Pakistan. 

As Convener, Peace and Democracy Program of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), he is very actively convincing the Parliament and Government of Pakistan to ratify Arms Trade Treaty. Members of Parliament Pakistan appreciate his efforts for a proper mechanism on the challenge and suitable legislation. 

 

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