Qazi Hussain Ahmad

Qazi Hussain Ahmad (b 12 January 1938) is the former ameer (head) of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI). He became a member of the JI in 1970 and served JI as secretary and then ameer of its North West Frontier Province (NWFP) branch. He was elected as ameer of the party in 1987, an office he held till 2010. Ahmed also served as a member of the Senate of Pakistan in 1986 for a term of six years. He was re-elected to the senate in March 1992 but resigned in 1996. He was also the president of  the six-party Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) formed before the 2002 general elections and was elected as a member of the National Assembly in 2002.