Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri
Former Foreign Minister of Pakistan
Mr Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri is former Foreign Minister of Pakistan as well as a former caretaker Minister for Parliamentary Affairs. Khurshid Kasuri after topping the B.A. (Hons) examination of the Punjab University, proceeded to Cambridge where he did his Law tripos. He then went to Oxford University as a post graduate student in Public Administration and Political Science. He started his political career with the Tehreek-e-Istaqlal (TI) where he rose to be its Secretary General. Mr Kasuri was elected to the National Assembly in 1997 and 2002. He was elected as Chairman of the Standing Committee on Information and Media Development. From 2002-2007, Mr Kasuri served as the Foreign Minister in which he proactively engaged with the international community in attempts to meet the challenges posed by the Afghan situation. Mr Kasuri was the Senior Advisor on Political and International Affairs and Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Task Force on Kashmir and a member of the Core Committee of the Party. He is also the author of ‘Neither a Hawk Nor a Dove’ published recently by OUP worldwide and by Penguin Publishers in India which has been launched in major cities of Pakistan, India and Britain.