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Qasim Zia

Qasim Zia (born 7 August 1961 in a Noble Kashmiri Family in Lahore, Pakistan[1]) is an Olympian who represented Pakistan in Field Hockey at the 1984 Summer Olympics at Los Angeles and 1986 Hockey World Cup. Qasim Zia was a fullback. He played 87 International matches, in which he scored 15 goals. He is currently a provincial legislator in the Punjab Assembly in Pakistan belonging to the Pakistan Peoples Party. During the term of 2002 and 2007, he was the Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly elected from Lahore.

Qasim Zia has been appointed as the 23rd president of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani on October 15, 2008. 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.
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