Qasim Zia

Qasim Zia (born August 7, 1961 in Lahore, Punjab) Pakistani politician and former field hockey player.[1][2] He was appointed as President, Pakistan Hockey Federation in October 2008.[2]

Qasim Zia
Personal information
BornAugust 7, 1961 (1961-08-07) (age 59)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

He was a member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, Pakistan during 2002–07 and functioned as the Leader of Opposition.[3] He was returned to the Punjab Assembly for the second consecutive term in the bye-elections in 2008. He has extensively travelled abroad. His granduncle, Mian Amiruddin, and his cousin, Khawaja Tariq Rahim, had served as Governors of Punjab. His grandfather, Mian Aminuddin, was the first Mayor of Lahore. His uncle, Mian Salahuddin remained MNA and Provincial Minister and his cousin, Mian Yousuf Salahuddin, served as Member of the Punjab Assembly during 1988–90.[3]

Qasim Zia was appointed as the 23rd president of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani on October 15, 2008.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Qasim Zia got married in November 1986 and has three children. He belongs to the well-known Mian family of Baghbanpura, Lahore and is the grandson of veteran Pakistani politician and former Governor of Punjab, Pakistan, Mian Aminuddin who also had served as the first Mayor of Lahore after the independence of Pakistan in 1947. His cousin Mian Yousuf Salahuddin is a PTV producer and had also served as Member of Punjab Assembly in Pakistan from 1988 to 1990.[3]

Awards and recognitionEdit

Keeping in view his services to Pakistan Hockey and his 25 years of services to Pakistani politics, the President of Pakistan awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz to him in 2014.[4]

Before that, he had received a Pride of Performance Award for Sports from the President of Pakistan in 2011.[4]

Political careerEdit

Pakistan Peoples Party (Parliamentarian)Edit

  • Information Secretary (1997–2001)[3]
  • President (2001–2007)[3]
  • Member CEC (2007)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Profile of Qasim Zia on sports-reference.com website, Retrieved 28 April 2017
  2. ^ a b c Qasim Zia to head Pakistan Hockey Federation, Dawn newspaper, Published 16 October 2008, Retrieved 28 April 2017
  3. ^ a b c d e Profile of Qasim Zia on Punjab Assembly pap.gov.pk website, Retrieved 17 January 2019
  4. ^ a b Qasim Zia's awards listed on Pakistan Sports Board website, Retrieved 28 April 2017

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