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1976-81 President, Bihar State Youth Congress (I)
1980-84 Member, Seventh Lok Sabha
1981-82 1981-82 General Secretary, All India Youth Congress (I)
1982 Joint Secretary, All India Congress Committee (I)
1982-85 1982-85 President, All India Youth Congress (I)
1982-85 1982-85 Chairman, Bihar State Small Scale Industries Corporation
1985-89 Member, Eighth Lok Sabha
1985-87 Chairman, All India Congress Seva Dal (I)
1987-88 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee to inquire into Bofors Gun Deal.
1988-89 President, Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (I)
1988-89 Working Chairman, Bihar Pradesh 20 Point Programme Implementation Committee.
1989-90 Working Chairman, Bihar State 15 Point Implementation Committee for Welfare of Minorities
1993-96 Chairman, All India Congress Committee (I) Minority Dept..
1993-96 Chairman, Dargah Committee Ajmer
1993-98 Member, Eleventh Lok Sabha
1996-97 Political Secretary to President Indian National Congress
1997-99 Founder General Secretary, All India Congress Committee (I)
1997-99 Member, Congress Working Committee
1998-99 1998-99 Member, Twelfth Lok Sabha
1999 upto date July 2004 Founder General Secretary of Nationalist Congress Party, Elected to Rajya Sabha
2004-2009 Member, Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice.
2004-2009 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs.
2009 onwards Member, Department Related Standing Committee on Home Affairs.
2009 onwards November 2004 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finacne. Member, Committee on Rules.
July 2010 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha
July 2010 Member, Business Advisory Committee, Rajya Sabha


Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests :

Founder President, (i) All India Qaumi Tanzeem, a registered social organization working for the welfare of weaker sections and minorities since 1986 and (ii) Jan Astha, a registered social organization since 1991;(iii) Founder Chairman, Yasmin Foundation, a registered Charitable Trust since 1997; (iv) Founder Chairman, Disha Charitable Trust since 2005.

Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation :

(i) Hony . Member, National Sports Club of India, Delhi, Member (ii) India International Centre, New Delhi and (iii) India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi; (iv) Life Member Constitution Club; deeply interested in sports especially in badminton, table tennis, cricket, football, tennis, volley ball & kabbadi.

Countries Visited :

Widely traveled ;

Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegation headed by the Hon’ble Speaker Lok Sabha in Inter Parliamentarian Conference in Otawa (Canada) in 1985.

Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegation in Inter Parliamentarians Conference held in Bulgaria in 1987.

Member, Indian Goodwill Haj Delegation to Saudi Arabia in 1988.

Member of Indian Parliamentary Delegation to participate in the Meeting of Standing Committee on Political Affairs and Ad-hoc Working Group on ICT of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly 2010.

U.S.A., Visited in Parliamentary Delegation to U. K., Canada, Germany, France, Holland, Russia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Sweden, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cuba, Nepal, Bahrain and Belgium

Other Information :

His family has been associated with the freedom struggle; His grand father Barrister Shah Zubair represented Bihar in Council of States. He was an eminent freedom fighter, a close associate of Dr. Rajendra Prasad and was President of Bihar and Orissa Pradesh Congress Committee. His father Late Shah Mustaque Ahmed was Member of Bihar Legislative Assembly. He was Chairman of Bihar State Sunni Waqf Board and Bihar State Urdu Academy; started career as a journalist; Founder Editor, Chhatra, a weekly tabloid in Hindi published from Patna, 1972-74; Editor, Yuvak Dhara, first a weekly tabloid and later a fortnightly maganize published from Patna from 1974 and later published from Delhi since 1982; Editor, Tanzeem Times, a monthly magazine in English published from New Delhi since 1986; Chief Editor, Sadakat Vani, a monthly maganize in Hindi published from Patna since 1988; Editor-in-Chief, Rashtrawadi Sankalp, a fortnightly newspaper in Hindi published from New Delhi since 2001.