FamilyHis father Syed Abdullah Shah also had the additional portfolio of finance when he served as chief minister of Sindh during Benazir Bhutto’s second government.Syed Qaim Ali Shah has four sons and eight daughters.The four children from his first marriage include Syed Muzaffar Ali Shah, Dr. Syed Liaquat Ali Shah, Shamshad Shah and Najma Shah. Syed Muzaffar Ali Shah is primarily an agriculturalist while Dr. Liaquat Ali Shah is an eye-specialist. Shamsad and Najma are housewives. Syed Asad Ali Shah, Dr. Nusrat Shah, Naheed Shah Durrani, Nuzhat Shah, his sister Dr. Nighat Shah, Dr. Nafisa Shah, and Syed Afzal Shah are his children from his marriage to Husn Afroze.
CareerHe started his political career by joining Pakistan Muslim League.He contested former military dictator Ayub Khan’s basic democracies elections twice and emerged victorious both times.Qaim Ali Shah was also a close all of former president and prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. He defeated Ghous Ali Shah in the 1970 general elections and became the state minister for industries.The PPP leader also took part in the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy (MRD) against ex-military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq in 1980s.He lost to Ghous Ali Shah in the 1997 general elections. He became member of the Parliament’s upper house (Senate) the same year.He was elected as Chairman District Council Khairpur in 1960. He was elected M.N.A in general election 1970 general election and served as Federal Minister for Industries & Kashmir Affairs.
Sindh's Chief Minister
VictoriesShah emerged victorious in following general elections.
President of PPP Sindh
Chief Minister Sindh 1988-1990Qaim Ali Shah served first term as Chief Minister of Sindh from 2 December 1988 to 25 February 1990. He contests elections from the Khairpur constituency from where he has won six times. He lost only once in 1997, to Ghous Ali Shah.
Senater of Pakistan 1997 - 2000
Imprisoned Under Martial LawQaim Ali Shah was imprisoned under martial law when General Zia-ul-Haq was in power and was present when Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was sentenced to death.
Chief Minister Sindh 2008On April 7, 2008, Qaim Ali Shah was again elected as the 23rd Chief Minister of Sindh, after his party won 90 seats out of total of 168 in the 2008 Sindh provincial elections.
Chief Minister 3rd Time 2013
- Elected as Chairman District Council Khairpur in Ayub Khan's Era.
- Elected as MNA in 1970 and became Federal Minister for Industries & Kashmir Affairs.
- Elected as MPA in 1990 and appointed as a Leader of Sindh Assembly.
- Elected as a Senator in 1997.
- Elected as MPA in 2002.
- Elected as MPA in 2008 and became Chief Minister Sindh for second time.
- Remained six times MPA Sindh Assembly, MNA & Senator for once.
- Remained President of PPP Sindh for three tenures, i.e. 1973 to 1977, 1987 to 1997 & from 2004 till to date.
- Permanent Contact: Jillani Mohalla, Taluka and District Khairpur Mirs.
- Present Contact 1: H.No.50, street NO.14, Khayaban-e-Mujahid, Phase V, D.H.A. Karachi
- Present Contact 2: Chief Minister House, Karachi
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