Syed Qaim Ali Shah
Syed Qaim Ali Shah

Syed Qaim Ali Shah has been remained Chief Minister of Sindh for three times.Syed Qaim Ali Shah last two terms continuous, a total of eight years, make him the longest peroid for Chief Minister of Sindh.Qaim Ali Shah is the Sindh President of the Pakistan Peoples Party ( PPP) and an elected Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) from PS-220 (Khairpur-1).

Name:Syed Qaim Ali Shah
In Urdu:سید قائم علی شاہ جیلانی ‬‎)
Famous As:MPA
Education:Bachelor of Laws
Date:13 September 1928
Political Party:Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)
In Office
Role:Chief Minister of Sindh
Dates:2 December 1988 – 25 February 1990
President:Ghulam Ishaq Khan
Prime Minister:Benazir Bhutto
Preceded By:Akhtar Ali Ghulam Qazi
Governor :Qadeeruddin Ahmed Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim
Succeeded By:Aftab Shaban Mirani
In Office 2
Role:Chief Minister of Sindh
Dates:6 April 2008 – 20 March 2013
President:Asif Ali Zardari
Prime Minister:Yousaf Raza Gillani, Raja Parvez Ashraf, Mir Hazar Khan Khoso
Governor :Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan
Preceded By:Abdul Qadir Halepoto
Succeeded By:Zahid Qurban Alvi
In Office 3:Role:17th Chief Minister of Sindh
Dates:30 May 2013 – 27 July 2016
President :Mamnoon Hussain
Prime Minister :Nawaz Sharif
Preceded by :Zahid Qurban Alvi
Succeeded by:Syed Murad Ali Shah

Infront of MediaWith Haji Salman ChishtiWith Murad Ali ShahChief Minister of SindhWith Syed Naveed Qamar


Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah submitted his resignation to Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan at Governor House
Syed Qaim Ali Shah is a famous face for Pakistanis. He is a renowned politician who has been serving district of Khairpur. He is a politician of influential background who has been associated with the politics of Sindh for years. Not only this he has been a firm representative of his party policies over media and has interacted with people through media. He is the voice and a famous face of his party. He belongs to famous, mainstream, democratic political party that has long years of struggle for restoration of democracy and against the dictatorship. His outlook speaks a lot about his seniority. He is currently serving as the leader of house which is a really responsible position.[1] Biography


His 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.[2]  Family 


Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah addressing the media
Shah acquired his early education in Khairpur district of Sindh. He acquired his LLB degree from Karachi’s Sindh Muslim Law College. He started practising law in his native city of Khairpur.[3] Education


He 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.

bSindhs Chief Ministerb

Murad Ali Shah Qaim Ali Shah and Agha Siraj Durrani
Syed Qaim Ali Shah became Sindh’s chief minister for the first time in 1988. However, he was replaced by Aftab Shaaban Mirani two years later.


Shah emerged victorious in following general elections.

  1. 1988
  2. 1990
  3. 1993
  4. 2002
  5. 2008
  6. 2013

bPresident of PPP Sindhb

Daughter's Wedding Album
He is a member of the Sindh Provincial Assembly. Currently he is the President of the Pakistan Peoples Party of Sindh, a province which forms the core strength of the PPP and is besides the home province of Benazir Bhutto.

bChief Minister Sindh 1988-1990b

Qaim 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.

bSenater of Pakistan 1997 – 2000b

With Bilawal Bhutto
He was subsequently elected to the Senate of Pakistan.

bImprisoned Under Martial Lawb

Qaim 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.

bChief Minister Sindh 2008b

On 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.[4] Chief Minister Sindh 2008

bChief Minister 3rd Time 2013b

With Nawaz Sharif
Syed Qaim Ali Shah is the former chief Minister of Sindh. He has been elected as Chief Minister of Sindh province for the third time .[5] Chief Minister 3rd Time 2013

bCareer Contribuitionb

  1. Elected as Chairman District Council Khairpur in Ayub Khan’s Era.
  2. Elected as MNA in 1970 and became Federal Minister for Industries & Kashmir Affairs.
  3. Elected as MPA in 1990 and appointed as a Leader of Sindh Assembly.
  4. Elected as a Senator in 1997.
  5. Elected as MPA in 2002.
  6. Elected as MPA in 2008 and became Chief Minister Sindh for second time.
  7. Remained six times MPA Sindh Assembly, MNA & Senator for once.
  8. Remained President of PPP Sindh for three tenures, i.e. 1973 to 1977, 1987 to 1997 & from 2004 till to date.[6]  Career Contribuition 

bContact Informationb

  1. Permanent Contact: Jillani Mohalla, Taluka and District Khairpur Mirs.
  2. Present Contact 1: H.No.50, street NO.14, Khayaban-e-Mujahid, Phase V, D.H.A. Karachi
  3. Present Contact 2: Chief Minister House, Karachi
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