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Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad (Urdu: شيخ رشيداحمد, born 6 November 1950), is a Pakistani public figure, a veteran politician, television personality and a writer. 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 Hashmi and 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.