Tariq Naeem was born in Chah Koray Wala, Peer Tainu, Multan. He received his primary education from Government High School Makhdoom Aali in Multan. He earned a BA from Government Sadiq Egerton College in Bahawalpur and an MA in Urdu Literature from Punjab University in Lahore. During his college years, he served as an assistant editor for the college magazine. Subsequently, he relocated to Islamabad and held the position of senior auditor at the Accountant General Pakistan Revenues. He also worked as a producer at Radio Pakistan, Islamabad. For fifteen years, he served as the Public Relations Officer for the eminent poet Ahmed Faraz at the National Book Foundation. Additionally, he assumed the role of editor for the Foundation’s monthly magazine ‘Kitab.’ He has authored seven books, including ‘Surkh Gulabon ke Mausam Mein’, ‘Diye Mein Jalti Raat’, ‘Ruki Hoi Shamoon Ki Rahdarian’, ‘Aligarh Ka Sipahi’, ‘Waqt Ka Intezar Kaun Kare’, ‘Pas-e-Andaaz Logon Ki Kahaniyan’, and a collection of poetry, ‘Ankh Se Aasman Jata Hai’. During 1985-86, he served as a secretary at the Halqa-e-Arbab-e Zauq, Islamabad. In 1985, he was honoured as the best young writer by the Pakistan Youth League. In 2000, he received the Perveen Shakir Aks-e-Khushboo Award for his poetry collection ‘Diye Mein Jalti Raat’. Furthermore, he holds the position of editor for the quarterly publication ‘Akkaas’. He has contributed articles on various literary topics to the daily newspapers Jang and Nawa-i Waqt in Islamabad. Currently, he is the Director of Media at Aiwan-e-Sir Syed and serves as the editor of its quarterly journal ‘Ilm-o-Amal’.