Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Shaheen, Shri Abdul Rashid
Constituency   : Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir)
Party Name     : Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (J&KNC)
Email Address : arshaheen[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in, harshaheen[AT]hotmail[DOT]com

Father's Name Shri Gulam Qadir
Mother's Name Smt. Khadija Begum
Date of Birth 03 Aug 1945
Place of Birth Pattan, Distt. Baramulla (Jammu & Kashmir)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 13 Nov 1974
Spouse's Name Smt. Bano Begum
No. of Sons 2
No.of Daughters 2
M.Sc., LL.B.
Educated at Degree College, Sopore and University of Kashmir, Srinagar and Jammu University, Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir)
Profession Advocate
Journalist, Agriculturist, Horticulturist
Permanent Address
Main Bazar, Opp. Polic Station Pattan,
Distt. Baramulla,
Kashmir (J. & K.)
Tels. (0194) 2470252, 09419411000 (M)
Present Address
B/5, A- Block , M.S. Flats,
B.K.S. Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tel. (011) 23766667, 9818310552, 9868180155 (M)
Positions Held
President (Block), All J&K National Conference
1977-82 Member, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly
Minister, Government of Jammu and Kashmir
1999 Elected to 13th Lok Sabha
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution
1999-2001 Member, Committee on Estimates
2003-2004 Member, Committee on Home Affairs
Member, Committee on Human Resource Development
2002-2003 Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the sitting of the House
2002 Member, Committee on Finance
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
2000-2004 Member,Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications
2 January 2006 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Wakf
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Finance

Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Conducted research on the lives of the Muslim Rishis of Kashmir, particularly on Sheik-ul-Aalam, Sheikh Mohd., Noor-ud-Din Rishi and Lal Ded (Lal Arifa)
Social And Cultural Activities
Working for the upliftment of neglected peasants and down-trodden inhabitants of the border areas; a well-known promoter of Khadi in the Valley of Kashmir
Special Interests
Learning old languages and conducting research on the spiritual teachings of different religions of the world
Countries Visited
Belgium, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, U.K. and U.S.A. ; was part of a diplomatic mission of Members of Parliament to European Union, Brussels; visited Iran as a member of Parliamantary Delegation on India-Iran Friendship and Cooperation; Saudi Arabia as member of Haj Delgation, Government of India , 2003; Pakistan as a member of Parliamentary Delegation for peace and second time as a member of Association of Peoples of Asia to open a Chapter of peoples of Asia at Hyderabad and met Pakistani Ministers, Senators, Leaders of different Political Parties and Ex-Service Generals and also had meetings with Pakistan-India Peoples Forum for Democracy and Peace, Policy Research Institute, Pakistan Institute of National Affairs, and India Pakistan Soldiers Invitiation for peace (IPSIP)
Other Information
Chairman, (i) Board of Khadi and Village Industries, Jammu and Kashmir, 1977-82, (ii) Kashmir Sarhadi Tararakyatee, Adara, Pattan, Baramulla (J&K) (a registered Society and N.G.O.), (iii) All India Urdu Press Club, New Delhi and (iv) Pakistan Study Group (South Asia Towards Peace and Cooperation) SAF; President, International Research Institute, New Delhi; Chief Co-ordinator, Kashmir University Students Untion; General Secretary, Sheikh-ul-Alam Research Institue; Member, (i) Association of People of Asia; and (ii) North India Parliament Category States for Development

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