Makhdoom Javed Hashmi was born on January 1, 1948 in Makhdoom Rashid, Multan, Punjab. He was elected to the National Assembly, for his fifth term as MNA, on a PML(N) seat. He is currently serving as Acting President of the PML(N), and is the Parliamentary Party Leader in the National Assembly.
An agriculturist by profession, he completed his M.A in Political Science and M.A in Philosophy from University of the Punjab. He was previously elected to the National Assembly for the terms of 1985-1988, 1990-1993, 1993-1997, and 1997-1999. He has also served as Federal Minister for Health in 1997. Earlier he served as a Minister of State for Youth Affairs.
Married with six daughters, Makhdoom Javed Hashmi has traveled to the Middle East, U.S.A, and Europe. His hobbies include reading, walking and following news and current affairs.