Asim Hussain (Politician)

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Dr. Asim Hussain is the Chairman of Higher Commission and the Chairman of Petroleum Institute of Pakistan. He is also known as the Chairman of Ziauddin Group of Hospitals in Karachi as well as recognized as former Advisor of Prime Minister for Ministry of Oil and Natural Resources of Pakistan. Dr. Asim is also a founder of Ziauddin University as he is the grandson of Sir Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed who had remained vital educationist before independence of Pakistan.[1]  Dr. Asim Hussain 
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Dr. Asim Hussain

  • Famous As:

    Asim Hussain

  • Nationality:

    Pakistani

  • Residence:

    Karachi

  • Education:

    MBBS

  • Net Worth:

    $88 Billion

  • Religion:

    Islam

  • Zodiac :

    Sagittarius

  • Advisor/Federal Minister Petroleum & Natural Resource :

    December 12, 2009/May 2011 - 2013

  • Affiliation With:

    Asif Zardari

  • Retire:

    Army Very Early as a Lieutenant

  • Graduated:

    Dow Medical College (now, Dow University of Health Sciences) Karachi in 1978

  • Founding Members:

    Dr. Ziauddin Group of Hospitals

  • Height:

    5 ft 10 in (1.7 m)

  • Born
  • Date:

    28 November 1953

  • Place:

    Karachi

  • Family
  • Spouse:

    Mrs. Zareen

  • Children:

    2 Childern

  • Parents:

    Ms. Ejaz Fatima and Mr. Tajammul Hussain

Biography

Asim Hussain PPP
Asim Hussain PPP

Introduction

Dr. Asim is keenly active in the fields of health education and politics too and had also emerged as key politician. He belongs to Sir Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed family during the time of independence of Pakistan and his family was close to Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. Dr. Asim completed his matriculation from Karachi Grammar School and then admitted in Cadet College, Petaro. He spent long period of time in Army and got retired as a Lieutenant after which he decided to attain MBBS’s degree due to which he enrolled Dow Medical College.[2]  Introduction 

Born Married and Childs

Hussain was born in Karachi, Pakistan on 28 November 1953. Hussain was born to Ms. Ejaz Fatima and Mr. Tajammul Hussain, the founding members of the Dr. Ziauddin Group of Hospitals and got married to Mrs. Zareen on 15 March 1979. They have 2 children.[3]  Born, Married and Childs 

Education

Asim Hussain with Altaf Hussain
Asim Hussain with Altaf Hussain
Dr. Asim Hussain received his early education from the Karachi Grammar School and later enrolled in the Cadet College, Petaro. After serving a brief period in the Pakistan Army, Dr. Asim Hussain retired as a Lieutenant and chose to pursue the degree of MBBS. He graduated from Dow Medical College (now, Dow University of Health Sciences) Karachi in 1978 and went to Europe for further studies. He cleared Member of College of Physicians and Surgeons (MCPS). in 1981 and continued his studies in Vienna, Austria. After returning to Pakistan, he entered politics.[4]  Education 

Joined the Pakistan Army

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.[5]  Joined the Pakistan Army 

Asim Built the Dr. Ziauddin Hospital at Karachi

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.[6]   Ziauddin Hospital at Karachi  

Political Career

Asim Hussain Pakistani Politician
Asim Hussain Pakistani Politician
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.[7]  Pilitical Career 
  1. Chairman of the National Reconstruction Bureau (NRB) 
  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.

Other positions

  1. Honorary Personal Physician to the President of Pakistan, since December 12, 2009
  2. Advisor/Federal Minister Petroleum & Natural Resource from May, 2011 until May, 2013
  3. Advisor to the Prime Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources/Federal Minister from November, 2008 until August, 2009
  4. Chairman, National Reconstruction Bureau with the status of Federal Minister from May, 2008 until November, 2009

Dr Asim Hussain resigns as PPP Karachi president 17 Nov 2017

Asim Hussain With Asif Ali Zardari
Asim Hussain With Asif Ali Zardari
An internal rift within the Pakistan Peoples Party ( PPP) Karachi division finally compelled Dr Asim Hussain to tender his resignation from the post of division president.Though the impression is being given that Dr Asim is going abroad for medical treatment and will be given a new assignment on his return, sources privy to the development told The Express Tribune that many leaders of PPP’s Karachi division were against the decision to appoint Dr Asim as president. “He had no idea about the party’s organisational structure. Everyone was against him. But his recent meeting with Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Farooq Sattar paved the way to serve him with a show-cause notice, conveying the message to leave the coveted position of Karachi division head,” a senior PPP leader revealed on the condition of anonymity.[8]  Dr Asim Hussain resigns as PPP 

Dr Asims Removal

Sources said that the Karachi division’s former president, Najmi Alam, and incumbent secretary-general MPA Saeed Ghani were among others who played a role in Dr Asim’s removal.

Appointed President

In November 2016, he was appointed president of the party’s Karachi chapter on Zardari’s instructions. Zardari is considered a close friend of the former petroleum adviser who is being tried in corruption cases.[9]  Appointed President 

Dr. Asim Hussain and Asif Ali Zardari Relation

Asim Hussain
Asim Hussain
Dr. Asim hussain started his Politicial career From Asif ali Zardari that also ends on asif Ali zardari. He was the personal Doctor of Asif Ali zardari. After benazir bhutto death when Asif ali zaradri became the President, Dr. asim Hussain becomes his personal assistant. First He became petroleum minister, that senator & finally the Minister. After ending zardari’s governance he came back to karachi. – 27-08-2015.[10]  Dr. Asim Hussain and Asif Ali Zardari Relation 

Other Details

  1. Honorary Personal Physician to the President of Pakistan, since December 12, 2009Advisor/Federal Minister Petroleum & Natural Resource from May, 2011 until May, 2013
  2. Advisor to the Prime Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources/Federal Minister from November, 2008 until August, 2009
  3. Chairman, National Reconstruction Bureau with the status of Federal Minister from May, 2008 until November, 2009


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