Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad Personal, Family, Wedding Pictures
Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad (Urdu: شيخ رشيداحمد, born 6 November 1950), is a Pakistani public figure, a veteran politician, television personality and a writer of Kashmiri origin. Starting politics in the 1970s it wasn’t until 1985 that he became a national politician, since then he has been elected to the national assembly 7 times (1985, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2002, 2013). During his political career spanning over 2 decades, He has served as federal minister for labour and manpower, federal minister for information and broadcasting; federal minister for industries, federal minister for sports & culture; federal minister for tourism and federal minister for railways.
Initially a right-hand man of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Rashid after twice serving as federal minister in Sharif cabinet resigned from the Sharif-led Pakistan Muslim League and joined the newly formed military backed Pakistan Muslim League (Q) after the 2002 elections and managed two ministerial portfolios during its 5-year rule (2002–2007). He lost his first election in 2008 to Javed Hashmiand later by-election to Malik Shakeel Awan. He found his own party named Awami Muslim League Pakistan, after the 2008 election defeat, and managed to win his traditional seat from Rawalpindi in 2013 while allied with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
Rashid came in public prominence due to his ‘blunt’ style of politics, he remains a popular guest in current affairs shows. He remains a popular politician in his hometown of Rawalpindi from where he has won all his elections. He by his supporters is called as Farzand-e-Rawalpindi (Son of Rawalpindi)