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 60)
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]