Qasim Zia son of Mian Zia-ud-Din was born on August 7, 1961 in Lahore and graduated in 2002. He is an Olympic Gold Medalist in the field Hockey and remained Member of Pakistan National Hockey Team during 1980-87; at present, he is serving as President, Pakistan Hockey Federation since October 2008. He was a member of Provincial Assembly of the Punjab during 2002-07 and functioned as Leader of Opposition. He has returned to the Punjab Assembly for the second consecutive term in bye-election 2008. He has extensively travelled abroad. His granduncle, Mian Amir-ud-Din, and his cousin, Khawaja Tariq Rahim, served as Governor Punjab. His grandfather, Mian Amin-ud-Din, was the first Mayor of Lahore. His uncle, Mian Salah-ud-Din remained MNA and Provincial Minister and his cousin, Mian Yousaf Salah-ud-Din, served as Member of Punjab Assembly during 1988-90.
Qasim Zia was married in November 1986 and has three children. His elder son, Usman Qasim, is a stock broker. Keeping in view his services to Pakistan Hockey and his 25 years of services to Pakistan Politics, the President of Pakistan has recently awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz to him.