Asim Hussain, 695/Ayub

Dr. Asim Hussain

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Asim Hussain, kit no. 695/Ayub House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1966 and left the college in 1971 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 28 November 1953 and got married to Mrs. Zareen on 15 March 1979. They have 2 children.

After passing out from Petaro, Asim joined the Pakistan Army and obtained his MBBS degree. He opted to retire from the Army very early as a lieutenant.

Over the years, Asim built the Dr. Ziauddin Hospital at Karachi, and founded a medical university with the same name. This has become an institution of repute in the medical field in Pakistan. Dr. Asim has been the Chancellor of the Dr. Ziauddin Medical University.

With his close affiliation with Asif Zardari, Dr. Asim was inducted into the federal government after the 2008 general elections in the country which brought PPP to power.  He has held two key positions in the government - 1) Chairman of the National Reconstruction Bureau (NRB) and 2) Advisor to the Prime Minister for Petroleum and Minerals. After a few months, Asim was elected to the Senate, and was given the full title of Minister for Petroleum and Minerals.

Asim relinquished his position as Minister of Petroleum and Minerals and is currently the Chairman of the NRB.

Dr. Asim has been at the forefront of Petarian activities as well.