An agriculturist and intellectual by profession, Hashmi attended Punjab University where he was part of the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami and was once accused of murder of a fellow student but was rulled not guilty by court. He took his B.Sc. in Political Science in 1969, followed by M.Sc. in 1971, and M.Phil. in 1973, in the same academic discipline from the same institution. The then Prime Minister Z.A Bhutto offered him to be High Commissioner of Pakistan in United Kingdom(UK)and in return give up agitation against the ruling PPP but he did not budge from his stance. He turned to politics in 1985 and joined hands with Nawaz Sharif — who later became Prime minister. From 1985 till 1988, he was elected to the National Assembly for the terms of 1985 till 1988. From 1990 till 1993, Hashmi was the Minister of State for Youth Affairs, and elected as Parliamentarian for the terms of 1993-1997. From 1997-1999, he served as Federal Minister for Health in Nawaz Sharif's cabinet during his second term. He was alleged for being involved in Mehran Bank Scandal along with other political heavyweights like Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif and few more main stream politicians of that time. Allegations on Makhdoom Javed Hashmi were laid by Yousaf Advocate who had an old business conflict with Hashmi family, he alleged Hashmi's involvement in the scandal but Younas Habib who was the main character and distributed all the funds never alleged Makhdoom Javed Hashmi. Makhdoom Javed Hashmi very strongly rejected the allegations and demanded a judicial probe of the scandal involving all the top political leadership of that time. During Musharraf era,PML(Q) was in dire need of MNAs to form a coalition government, so their delegation led by Ch. shujaat went on to see him and offered him to be part of PML(Q)but Hashmi Refused to support Pervez Musharraf. For this act he had to suffer the wrath of the then president Gen. Musharraf and he remained behind the bars for 5 years. During prison days he wrote two books about his political struggle which are named as "HAAN MEIN BAGHI HUN"(yes,I am a rebel)& "TAKHTAEY E DAAR K SAAEY TALAY". .He served in united nations for some times as well. These days he is serving as President Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf. Hashmi is one of the politicians in Pakistan who have never lost in an elections.
Makhdoom Muhammad Javed Hashmi (Urdu: مخدوم محمد جاوید ہاشمی ; b. January 1, 1948), is a senior and influential conservative figure and geostrategist who is currently presiding the Pakistan Movement of Justice (PTI) after his appointment was approved by the sportsman-turned statesman Imran Khan.
Originally a leading and senior member of Pakistan Muslim League (PML), Hashmi briefly started his statesmanship from the ministry of health and the ministry of youth affairs in both first and second government of former Prime minister Nawaz Sharif. After being dismissed in 1999 in a coup d’état staged by General Pervez Musharraf against Nawaz Sharif, Hashmi was appointed party president of the PML and led the PML in the 2002 general elections, which saw the landslide defeat of the PML. In 2003, Hashmi was arrested and faced a trial on charges of treason in the Central Jail Rawalpindi after making controversial statements against Pakistan Armed Forces, and was released on 4 August 2007.
In the 2008 general elections, Javed Hashmi won a record three seats out of the four contested; he only lost out to Shah Mehmood Qureshi in his home city of Multan. Hashmi won National Assembly seats from Multan, Lahore and Rawalpindi beating PML-Q leader Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad in the latter one. On 20 July 2010 Javed Hashmi suffered from Brain hemorrhage and was admitted to hospital. After recovering, he served as the Chairman of the Standing Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs and but resigned after falling out with Nawaz Sharif on various political issues. He would later ascended to join the Pakistan Movement of Justice led by Imran Khan as the party president.