Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad (Politician)

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Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad is a Pakistani politician and the current leader of the Awami Muslim League. Ahmed has been an elected member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since 1985 from Rawalpindi constituency.Shiekh Rasheed is a popular Pakistani Politician. He is a leader of his own party Awami Muslim League. Sheikh Rasheed started his career in his academic life. He is famous for his quips and political predictions. In 1985 he was elected as a member of National Assembly on PMLN ticket, then he was elected in National Assembly 7 times. Shiekh Rasheed is currently supporting Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf as well.[1] Shiekh Rasheed  popular - Pakistani Politician
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad

  • In Urdu :

    شیخ رشید احمد

  • Famous As:


  • Nationality:


  • Residence:

    Rawalpindi, Punjab Province, Pakistan

  • Education:

    Punjab University LLB and MA

  • Religion:


  • Profession:


  • Height:

    5 ft 9 in (1.7 m)

  • Weight:

    86 kg

  • Maritial Status:


  • Zodiac:


  • Website:

  • Born
  • Date:

    6 November 1950

  • Place:

    Rawalpindi, Punjab Province, Pakistan[2]

  • Career
  • Political Party:

    Awami Muslim League

  • Old Political Affiliations:

    Pakistan Muslim League (Q)

  • Member of the National Assembly
  • Constituency:

    NA-55 (Rawalpindi-VI)

  • Assumed office:

    1 June 2013

  • Ministry :

    Minister for Railways & Minister for Information and Broadcasting

  • In Office
  • Political Party:

    Awami Muslim League


Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad Live at Media
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad Live at Media

Early Life

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad
Born in Bhabra Bazaar, Rawalpindi, on November 6, 1950, Sheikh Rashid Ahmad first studied at the Polytechnic College and then at the Gordon College, Rawalpindi. He obtained his MA (Political Science) degree from the University of the Punjab in 1982 and then also got Bachelor of Laws degree. He has been very active in student politics throughout his career as a student.[2] Sheikh  first studied at - Polytechnic College  A businessman by profession, Sheikh Rashid Ahmad was first elected to the National Assembly in party-less elections of 1985. He has been elected to the lower house of the Parliament for a record six times and is in the run for seventh term from constituencies. However, it is yet to be seen whether he gets elected to the National Assembly in January 8, 2008 elections or not. [3] He has been elected to  -   the lower house

Political Career

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad
During his political career, He has served as federal minister for labour and manpower; information and broadcasting; industries; sports & culture; tourism & investment and railways. He has also served as member of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs.[4] He has served as   -     federal minister  Used to be the right-hand man of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sheikh Rashid quit Sharif-led Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) and joined the newly formed PML-Quaid-i-Azam (PML-Q) to get a ministry after 2002 elections. He holds the office of the party’s senior vice president.Famous for his public style of politics, he is very popular in his hometown and is known for setting up of a large number of educational institutions in the city. He is one of few politicians who started their political career at grassroots level and rose to prominence.  [5] he is very popular in  -   his hometown

In 1985

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad an old Photo
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad an old Photo
In 1985, he contested in the election held during Ziaul Haq’s regime and won from a seat in Rawalpindi. He continued winning from his hometown on various platforms — of Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI), Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) and also as an independent —  until he finally lost in the 2008 general election by a wide margin to a PML-N candidate. [6] He continued winning from  -   his hometown

In February 2010

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad
Over a year after Musharraf had stepped down and Rasheed was no longer an elected representative, unknown gunmen opened fire on the politician and his associates, leaving the former federal minister and several others injured. The attack, which was said to be politically motivated, also led to speculation that it was orchestrated by Taliban militants or by elements sympathetic to them.[7] Rasheed no longer - elected representative

Lal Haveli Red Fortress

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad
He lives in Lal Haveli (Red Fortress), a tourist destination due to its beautiful, ancient architecture, in the heart of Rawalpindi. Still a bachelor, he is famous for passing a quote during his election speech at Liaqat Bagh where he said: “If one can buy milk from the market, there is no need to own a cow.”He has been organising a big public meeting to celebrate the Independence Day of Pakistan on the night between August 13 and 14 at Lal Haveli. A spectacular fireworks show arranged on the occasion is extremely popular among residents of the city and a large number of people turn to watch the show every year. [8] He has  organising -   big public meeting

Winner of NA 62 Rawalpindi

Sheikh Rasheed who is famous for switching the parties, again and again, has recently won the Election poll from Na 62 Rawalpindi with 117719 votes by giving defeat to Pmln leader Danial Chaudhry. Sheikh Rasheed who is famous as a Pindi boy entered into Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf in 2013 and stood by Imran Khan's side. In 2017 he was also chosen for the post of Prime Minister after the resignation of Nawaz Sharif but he couldn't succeed. On 18th August 2018 Imran Khan appointed him as a Minister of Railways.

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