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  • Shahid was a Minister for Production in Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq's cabinet until 1988.[1][2] He was the father of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi[3] and Sadia Abbasi.

    He was an air commodore in the Pakistan Air Force.[4] He moved to Jordan after he was removed from Pakistan Air Force by then Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and served as the advisor of Royal Jordanian Air Force.[3] With the support of then King of Jordan, he undertook construction project in Saudi Arabia which turned him into a billionaire.[3]

    He was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan from NA-36 Rawalpindi-I in Pakistani general election, 1985[4] by defeating Raja Zafar ul Haq.[3] He was inducted into the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Muhammad Khan Junejo due to his close relationship with Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and was appointed as Minister for production.[3] He was later removed from the cabinet after Prime Minister Junejo and Zia-ul-Haq developed differences.[3]

    He died on April 10, 1988