Tahir Hussain Mashhadi

Tahir Hussain Mashhadi

Tahir Hussain Mashhadi

Tahir Hussain Mashhadi is Pak Army’s Retired Lieutenant Colonel. He is also heading his career as a political figure and is associated with MQM. He serves as chairperson of the Committee on Rules of Procedure & Privileges and various committees, including the Standing Committee on Interior.

Moreover, he served on other Ministries incorporating Standing Committee on Culture, Sports & Youth Affairs & Tourism, and some others. This article has every information about him, including Tahir Hussain Mashhadi Biography.

Name:Tahir Hussain Mashhadi
In Urdu:طاہر حسین مشہدی
Full Name:Col (R) Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi
Famous As:Lt Colonel
Education:B.Sc (Hons), PSC (Command and Staff Course Quetta)
Profession:Soldier, Politician
Battles/Wars :Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
Tenure:March 2012 to March 2018
Date:26th July 1942
Place:Jehanian Punjab British India
Children:Three Sons and Two Daughters
Political Party:Muttahida Qaumi Movement
In Office
Role:Pakistani Senator from Sindh
Dates:March 2012
President:Mamnoon Hussain
Prime Minister:Nawaz Sharif

Tahir Hussain Mashhadi Biography

Tahir Hussain Mashhadi Biography

Tahir hasn’t served Pakistan in battles against enemies or on war grounds instead he contributed his services in the political field. After graduating from PMA and securing a BSc (Hons) degree, he joined the Pak Army in 1970.

He played his role during the 1971 Indo-Pak war, and at the end of this war, the Indian army took him as POW (Prison of War) and released him in 1974. His leadership and management skills led him to function as the chairperson of the Committee on Rules of Procedure & Privileges.

Besides this, he is also working as a member of several important committees.

Tahir Date of Birth

He was born on 26th July 1942 in Jehanian, British India.

Education of Tahir

He graduated from PMA’s (Pakistan Military Academy) Thirtieth short course and secured a BSc (Hons) degree from PMA. He also completed the Command & Staff Course with distinction.

Tahir Hussain Family

He is living a blissful married life with his wife, two daughters, and three sons.

Military Career

In 1970 he joined Pak Army during the Indo-Pak war, and in 1971 he got commissioned as 2nd lieutenant. During the war, he was placed in then-East Pak at Decca Airport that saw a few massive air-attacks, and India lost many aircraft to Six-Lt Air Defense Regiment.

At the end of the war, he was taken as POW (Prisoner of War) and sent back to Pakistan in 1974.

Political Career

Besides military career, he also served Pakistan as a political figure. He is a publicly-elected representative in City administration and Pakistan Senate. Currently, he is functioning as an active and able member of the public committees and previously worked as chairperson of the Standing Committee on ‘Rules of Procedures & Privileges.’

Membership of Several Committees

  1. Member-Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs & Northern Areas and Kashmir Affairs
  2. Member-Standing Committee on Interior
  3. Member-Standing Committee on Culture, Sports & Youth Affairs & Tourism
  4. Member-Standing Committee on Education & Science & Technology
  5. Chairperson-Committee on Rules of Procedure & Privileges
  6. Member-Special Committee of Parliament on Kashmir

Other Posts Held by Hussain

  1. Former-Chairman of District Karachi East.
  2. Former-Town Nazim Karachi Jamshed Town
  3. Political Analyst, Columnist, his articles are frequently published in English-dialect Newspapers & Periodicals.


According to Assessment of Senate Performance in 2016,  Mashhadi secured the highest Ninety-Five percent in the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development & Transparency (PILDAT) scorecard of senators’ performance during 13th Parliamentary-Year from 12th March 2015 to 11th March 2016.

He was named as ‘Senator of the Year’ based on his splendid performance as Pakistani Senator.

Parted Ways from MQM

In 2018 he parted his ways from MQM. He stated that the actions and behavior of Rabita Committee and resulting disgrace, confusion, embarrassment, chaos, and damage that Committee-members have caused on MQM had caused massive damage to a firm representative of Sindh’s middle class and urban people.

He further said he couldn’t see the childish and selfish destruction of the rightful and legitimate mandate of Urban Sindh, and he would keep serving Karachi and its people. Differences in party arose throughout the Senate’s electoral process; party members weren’t agreed over the distribution of party tickets for Senate elections.