Syed Naveed Qamar was born in Karachi on September 22, 1955. He completed his B.Sc (Hons) in 1976 from Manchester University, U.K followed by an MS in Management from Northrop University, U.S.A in 1978 and MBA from California State University, USA in 1979.
Syed Naveed Qamar is politically affiliated with PPPP. He currently holds the position of Member Central Executive Committee in the party and was previously elected MPA, Sindh (1988-1990), MNA (1990-1993), MNA (1993-1996) and MNA (1997-1999). He has served as Federal Minister for Finance and Privatisation in 1996, Chairman, Privatisation Commission in 1993, and Provincial Minister Sindh for Information in 1990. Syed Naveed Qamar is married and has three daughters and a son. He lived in the U.K for 3 years for the purpose of studies and U.S.A for 9 years.