Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah was born on april 20, 1952.

Education
Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah received his masters degree in History in 1974 and LL.B in 1978 from Islamia College, Sukkur.

Family
He is married and has two sons and three daughters.

Profession
A lawyer and a businessman by profession.

Political career
He is politically affiliated with PPPP.

Student politics
President Student Union, MAS Arts College, Sukkhur, Sindh 1971
President Student Union, Islamia Post Graduate College, Sukkhur, Sindh 1975
President Student Union, MAS Law College, Sukkhur, Sindh 1977

Municipal politics
Counselor / Leader of Opposition, Municipal Corporation, Sukkhur, Sindh 1979
Counselor / Leader of Opposition, Municipal Corporation, Sukkhur, Sindh 1987

National politics
Member Provincial Assembly of Sindh (PPP), 1988
Minister for Transport, Information, Education, Sport, Finance and Planning & Development, Government of Sindh 1988
Member National Assembly of Pakistan (PPP) Chief Whip of the Party 1990
Member National Assembly of Pakistan (PPP) Chief Whip of the Party 1993
Federal Minister for Education and Religious Affairs 1993
Member National Assembly of Pakistan (PPP) Deputy Opposition Leader 1997
Member National Assembly of Pakistan (PPP) Chief Whip of the Party 2002
Member National Assembly of Pakistan (PPP) Chief Whip of the Party, 2008
Federal Minister for Labour & Manpower 2008