Shahid Hamid

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Shahid Hamid
OccupationPolitician, Senior Advocate
Known for Governor of Punjab
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Parent(s) Hamid Nawaz (father)
Relatives Zahid Hamid (brother)

Shahid Hamid (Urdu : شاہد حامد) is a Pakistani lawyer and former politician who served as the Governor of Punjab from 11 March 1997 to 18 August 1999, during Nawaz Sharif's second term in office as Prime Minister. [1] [2] He was affiliated with the Pakistan Muslim League (N). [1] He is a lawyer by profession, having been a senior advocate in the Supreme Court of Pakistan and is considered an authoritative legal and constitutional expert of the country. [3] He also served as the caretaker Defence Minister of Pakistan from 5 November 1996 to 17 February 1997.

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Personal life

Shahid Hamid's father, Hamid Nawaz, was an activist of the Pakistan Movement and an admirer of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. [4] [5] Hamid Nawaz also served in the Pakistan Army and retired as a Brigadier in 1975 and later served as an ambassador of Pakistan in various countries. [5] Hamid Nawaz died in 2009 at the age of 94. [4] Shahid's brother, Zahid Hamid, is also a politician who is a minister in Nawaz Sharif's third cabinet. [6] He belongs to Kakazai family of Pasrur.

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