Bakhtiar Mahmud Kasuri
Mian Bakhtiar Mahmood Kasuri (born 1955) is a Pakistani politician and lawyer. He is brother of Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan from 2002 to 2007.
Mr. Kasuri belongs to one of the old political families of Pakistan. He comes from a well-known political family of Punjab; his grandfather Maulana Abdul Qadir Kasuri was a leader of the Indian National Congress. Maulana Abdul Qadir Kasuri was one of the leading lawyers of the day as well as a valiant freedom fighter against the British colonial rule in the sub-continent. The late Maulana was one of the leaders of the Khilafat and independence movements and remained in prison for many years because of his opposition to British colonial rule.
His father, Mian Mahmud Ali Kasuri, and his uncles, the late Maulana Mohammad Ali Kasuri, who was a triple first mathematics wrangler from Cambridge and Maulana Mohyuddin Kasuri, also took active part in the freedom movement. They were arrested on numerous occasions during the independence movement. His father, the late Mian Mahmud Ali Kasuri, was one of the top lawyers and politicians of the country and was widely regarded as the father of the human rights movement in Pakistan . He was one of the few politicians in the country to give up high office on a point of principle when he resigned as Federal Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs and Deputy Leader of the National Assembly due to differences on political and constitutional matters with the then government. Mian Mahmud Ali Kasuri's contribution towards the framing of the original 1973 Constitution is widely acknowledged. Mahmud Ali Kasuri was also in the Congress (until 1940) and was sentenced in 1930 to four months' imprisonment. Mahmud Kasuri was briefly a member of Z.A. Bhutto's Cabinet. His father, the late Mian Mahmud Ali Kasuri, was also a member of the Federal Cabinet.
Mr Bakhtiar Kasuri has two daughters. One is a practising lawyer while the other is as Harvard graduate who works in water resources.
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