Syed Masood Kausar

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Masood Kausar
Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
In office
10 February 2011 – 10 February 2013
President Asif Ali Zardari
Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf
Preceded by Owais Ahmed Ghani
Succeeded by Shaukatullah Khan
Pakistan Senator from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province
In office
President Justice Rafiq Tarar
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Deputy Leader of Opposition Provincial Assembly of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
In office
President Ghulam Ishaq Khan
Wasim Sajjad
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Speaker Provincial Assembly of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
In office
President Ghulam Ishaq Khan
Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto
Governor BGen. Amir Gulistan Janjua, PA
Personal details
Born Kohat, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province
Nationality Pakistani
Political party Pakistan People's Party (PPP)
Alma mater Peshawar University
Occupation Politician
Profession Barrister-at-law

Barrister Syed Masood Kausar is a Pakistani politician who was 28th Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He held many senior government positions including; Speaker of the Assembly, Minister for Communications, Deputy Leader of Opposition in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and Chairman of standing committee while he was Member of the Senate of Pakistan. He is one of the founding members of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and played vital role in development of the party.

Political career

Returning from United Kingdom in the 1970s, Barrister Masood Kausar joined (PPP). He held various positions in the party and eventually succeeded Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao to become the Provincial President of PPP in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Under Masood Kausar, the PPP grow from strength to strength and became very effective in the province. He initiated and oversaw party reorganisation in all towns and districts.

Barrister Masood Kausar served as Speaker of the provincial assembly of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa from 1988 to 1990. After getting re-elected in 1990, he was elected Deputy Leader of Opposition from 1990 to 1993. In 1994 he was elected as a member of the Senate of Pakistan in 1994 for six years term.

A close associate of Benazir Bhutto, Asif Ali Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto and member of PPP "Think Tank" committee and Central Executive Committee.

Professional career

Masood Kausar has had an outstanding career in the law profession. He has appeared before the High Courts and the Supreme Court of Pakistan in various cases of eminence importance. He was elected President of the Peshawar High Court Bar Association in 1984 and has also been an honorary visiting Professor of law at the University Law College Peshawar.


Barrister Masood Kausar earned his Bachelor of Arts from Islamia College, Peshawar. After completing his degree, he opted for education in law and jurisprudence and got his LLB degree from the Peshawar University in 1960. He was called to the Bar in 1968 from the Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn, England.

Barrister Masood Kausar took keen interest in the extra-curricular activities at all the educational institutions he attended and was very popular among students and his colleagues. He has a rare distinction to his credit for having been elected as President of the Khyber Union of Islamia College Peshawar. He was the first elected General Secretary of the Peshawar University Students Union. During his stay in England, Masood Kausar was again elected as the General Secretary of the Pakistan Students' Federation Great Britain.


Masood Kausar is married with three sons, Adnan Masood, Kamran Masood and Farhan Masood. Adnan Masood is founder of Park Key Parking. Masood Kausar is brother of famous Urdu poet Ahmad Faraz.




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