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
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.