Tariq Naeem was born on 2nd April 1958 in Koocha Koodey Waala of Peertanu, Multan. He did his tenth from Government High School Multanand and graduation from Bahawalpur. He achieved his Masters Degree in Urdu Literature from Punjab University, Lahore. At present, he is a Public Relation Officer at the National Book Foundation of Islamabad and is the editor of Kitaab, a journal that is being published by this foundation. Diye me jalti hui raat and ruki hui shaamo ki raahdariya are the collections of his poetry.