Asim Hussain

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Asim Hussain
عاصم حسین
Dr. Asim Hussain.jpg
Asim Hussain addressing public gathering
Born (1953-11-28) November 28, 1953 (age 66)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
EducationKarachi Grammar School
Cadet College Petaro
Alma materDow Medical College
Years active1995–
OrganizationDr. Ziauddin Group of Hospitals
  • Ejaz Fatima (father)
  • Tajammul Hussain (mother)
Military career
AllegiancePakistan Pakistan
Years of service1990–1995

Asim Hussain, SI, HI (born 28 November 1953)[1] is active in the fields of health, education, and Pakistani politics. He is chairman of Ziauddin Group of Hospitals in Karachi, and former Advisor of Prime Minister for Ministry of Oil and Natural Resources, Pakistan.[2] He serves as the Chairman of Higher Commission of Sindh and Chairman of Petroleum Institute of Pakistan.

In recognition of his services to the nation in the fields of education and health care he has been conferred with the Sitara-i-Imtiaz and Hilal-i-Imtiaz.[3] [4]

On the 27th of August 2015 Asim Hussain was detained by the Authorities in an ongoing operation within the city of Karachi launched by the Pakistani Army.[5]

Early life[edit]

Hussain was born in Karachi, Pakistan on 28 November 1953, to Ejaz Fatima and Tajammul Hussain, the founding members of the Dr. Ziauddin Group of Hospitals.[citation needed]

Educational Background[edit]

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

Early Professional Career[edit]

He is the Chairman of the Dr. Ziauddin Group of Hospitals. In 1995, Hussain established the Ziauddin University, a chartered institution of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh and accredited by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan.[citation needed]

Other positions:[6][7]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Dr. Asim Hussain". Pakistan Herald.
  2. ^ "Zardari takes notice of health ministry dispute".
  3. ^ Hussain, Dr. Asim. "Nishan i imtiaz". The News. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  4. ^ Hussain, Dr. Asim. "Hilal i Imtiaz". Business Recorder. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  5. ^ Ali, Imtiaz (26 August 2015). "Dr Asim Hussain reportedly detained by security personnel in Karachi".
  6. ^ Siddiqui, Kazi Zulkader. "Asim Hussain, 695/Ayub". Petaro.
  7. ^ "TAG ARCHIVES: DR ASIM HUSSAIN". Pakistan Today.

Dr. Asim Hussain joined the Pakistan Army

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