• True blindness is not the loss of Sight, its loss of Vision! This dawned upon me the day I happened to visit a school for blind children in outskirts of Sialkot named Government Hakeem-ul-umat blind school Sialkot. It was arranged by Prevention of blindness trust (POB) in association with Student patient welfare society (SPWS) of Khawaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College Sialkot on Thursday, May 25th, 2015. Almost 80-90 students of fourth year and final year MBBS of KMSMC visited the school along with Dr. Intizaar Hussain Butt, Dr. Shahid Mahmood Diyal, Dr. Ahmed saeed and Dr. Zafar Iqbal. The purpose was to examine the students for any treatable blindness, interact with the students and motivate them, but their self-confidence and courage turned out to be a motivation for us instead. I was mesmerized by their height of talent and intelligence and how skillfully they manage to live with their deficiencies. It was a pleasant summer morning. The sun merrily shone down through the azure sky. We woke up early and donned ourselves up for the visit, gathered the gift hampers we had made for the children last night and rushed to catch up buses as it was already getting late. It took 15 min to reach the destination. All the students were beaming with anticipation of the prospective wonderful experience as it was the first of its kind in Sialkot. As we entered the school, the hustle and bustle of a busy school day awaited us. Cute little angels wearing blue shirts and white shalwars were strenuously learning and expanding their vision even without eye sight to look straight into the eyes of this cruel world. After the brief introduction of the school by the vice principal we went to the class rooms of the students. There was 48 students who were studying in different grades in that blind school. Here they are taught how to read and write Braille letters as they have their textbooks converted into Braille letters. And it was fascinating to see how those children can read fluently by touching the dots of Braille with their fingertips. After class visits, we along with all those 48 little angels gathered in a room where the display of their talent, confidence and IQ made us feel that they are not 'Disabled' but 'Differently Abled' A small, plump girl showed up and delivered a speech 'zra num ho tau yeh matti bari zarkhaiz hay saqi' in her melodious voice with immaculate body language. The administration told her that she stood first in All Pakistan declamation contest. 'You know what,' I couldn't resist saying, 'I've never seen even a normal student with this much talent! You're love!' I hugged her tight. 'Why so worried! Now you've seen me! 'She replied with unparalleled confidence. We all giggled at her confidence and wit. The strangest part was: seeing all of the students playing, running here and there without even tripling making us doubt that they couldn't see. Above all, when we tried to help any student opening gifts, they would bluntly refuse help saying 'No! We can do it ourself'. They asked us to take selfies with them in our mobiles. After that, a 7 year old cutie pie excitedly asked me to show pictures I had taken with them. I put the camera in front him. 'I can't see them,' he said his face flushing with joy,' but still I'm happy i've taken pictures! I couldn't hold back my tears. These little angels deserve much much more. The smile they had on their faces gave us a lesson to thank Allah Almighty for every blessing we have. Meanwhile, Dr intizaar and Dr. shahid Dayal was screening the students. 40 blind children were examined in detail with detailed history, anterior segment examination with handheld slit lamp, refraction and low vision aids and posterior segment examination with direct and indirect ophthalmoscope. Alhumdulilah about 10 children were improved with refraction and Low vision aids. Few had congenital cataract and they were asked to visit Eye department of KMSMC Sialkot for future treatment. The other predominant causes of blindness were Corneal scarring, micropthalmos, Retinitis pigmentosa, congenital glaucoma, optic nerve atrophy, and Retinal detachment. Meeting with these epitomes of courage, love and confidence made my day. We were sent to motivate these students but the reverse happened! I salute the team of POB Trust for making life easier for them this way. We were so happy to see them and I wish we could also help them see the colors of world around them. Wo mard nahi jo darr jaye halaat kay khooni taaywar saay Jis haal mein jeena mushkil ho, us haal mein jeena lazim haay   Iqra Zulfiqar Final year student Khawja Muhammad Safdar Medical College Sialkot
  • PIMA recognized by PMDC for accreditation of CME Credit Hours Through a notification received on 12th May 2015, Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) has been approved by the PMDC as CME/CDE Awarding Institute. It is a moment of satisfaction for all PIMA Units. It may be recalled here that as per recent ruling of the PMDC, with effect January 2016, every practicing doctor in Pakistan would have to obtain 5 hours per year (GP) and 10 hours per year (specialist) for retention/renewal of his/her registration. For this purpose, various institutions have been recognized eligible for accreditation by the council. PIMA has been carrying on its CME programs, workshops and seminars since over two decades in all its units. It is now among the first few institutions recognized as CME awarding institute, which is a continued process to be monitored by the council.
  • Annual Medical Symposium by PIMA Shikarpur Shikarpur, 28 April 2015: the 2nd annual medical symposium by PIMA Shikarpur was held at District council Hall on 4th April 2015. More than 200 doctors attended this symposium. PIMA Shikarpur team worked very hard to make this event successful. The symposium was comprised on organizations and scientific sessions with the theme of “Wa Iza Mariztu Fahuwa Yashfen”. Dr Abdullah Khilji, president PIMA Sindh was the chief guest of Inaugural Session. Program started with the recitation of Holy Quran by Hafiz Adil Abdulla. Mr. Sadruddin Mahar delivered thematic lecture while Dr Azhar Ali Somro, President PIMA Shikarpur welcomed all the participants and gave PIMA introduction on this occasion. Provincial president praised and appreciated the PIMA Shikarpur team to organize such a successful event. The scientific session covered many important topics including Peptic Ulcer Diseases, Malnutrition in Children, MDR TB and Laparoscopic Surgery addressed by prominent experts of relevant field. The speakers were including Dr Abrar Ahmed Shaikh (Principal Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College Sukkur), Dr Sifullah Jamro (Dean Faculty of Medicine Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University Larkana), Dr Gul Mohammad Buriro (Chest Specialist), Dr Zulfiqar Ali Soomro (Orthopedic Surgeon), Dr Shahid Mirani (Surgeon) and Dr Tufail Ahmed Soomro (Pediatrician)
  • PIMA Presidential election in twin cities Islamabad, 28 April 2015: The PIMA presidential election of twin cities has been completed for next year. PIMA members elected Dr Saeed Ullah Shah as president PIMA Islamabad and Dr Muhammad Nadeem Kashmiri as president PIMA Rawalpindi for the year 2015-16. Dr Saeed Ullah Shah is working as consultant cardiologist in Shifa International Hospital while Dr Muhammad Nadeem Kashmiri is assistant professor of medicine in Islamabad Medical and Dental College. Both presidents took the oath in local members meetings held separately last week.
  • Sad demise of Dr Ghulam Mustafa Khan, founder member of FIMA It is with great sorrow that we announce the news of sad demise of our very dear brother, Dr Ghulam Mustafa Khan. Dr Khan aged 86 years breathed his last yesterday at Walsall, UK. Dr Khan will be remembered as a pioneer of Islamic medical work of recent times. Originally from Indian Subcontinent, Dr Khan grew up in Kenya and after graduation from medical school came to UK. He worked as a GP(general practitioner) in UK and in 1967 founded Islamic Medical Association of UK. In the 1970's he emigrated to Nigeria and during his stay there, he played a key role in establishing IMA in Nigeria. In 1981 representing IMA Nigeria Dr G.M Khan was one of the founding members of Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (meeting held in USA), a body that now has 46 members and associates across the globe. Upon his return to UK, Dr Khan focused on reorganising the IMA UK. His strategy was based on pure dedication to Islamic principles to which he remained steadfast till his end. Although IMA UK did not grow as how Dr Khan had hoped for, in the recent years Dr Khan was very pleased with the establishment of British Islamic Medical Association. It is worth mentioning that he lived for this cause of revival of Islamic medicine and his last wish was to see the younger generation of British Muslims shall follow its cause and objectives, and that now he was satisfied that it was happening, he felt at peace and was delighted to know of progress made by BIMA in a very short period of time. His return to HIS creator is a part of human destiny, yet he will always be remembered as a towering personality who offered dedicated, selfless and meritorious services for practicing and teaching Muslim medical ethics, morality and Islamic values to his fellow Muslim physicians. May Allah grant him the highest pedestal and rank in Jannah and give us the courage to show the same level of commitment and perseverance in His way that Dr Khan showed. Our condolence are for the family and friends of Dr Khan and may Allah SWT grant them with sabr, peace and tranquility. Ameen
  • Dr Muhammad Subhan elected as president PIMA KPK Peshawar, 16 April 2015: Dr Muhammad Subhan has been elected as president PIMA KPK for next 2 years. The process of the election was carried out in the 14th biennial provincial convention held in Swat on 4-5 April 2015. Dr Muhammad Subhan did his MBBS from Khyber Medical College Peshawar in 1984. He is professor of medicine in Peshawar Medical College. He became PIMA members in 1992. 
  • PIMA welcomed smoking ban in Sindh Karachi, 15 April 2015: PIMA has welcomed the announcement of Sindh Government to ban smoking, pan and gutka in Sindh government and semi govt. offices and hopes necessary measures will be taken to ensure the enforcement of tobacco control laws. Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) spokesman welcomed the recent notification of the Sindh chief secretary, Muhammad Sidiq Memon in this regard on Saturday and said that smoking is not only harmful for human health but also carries strong negative moral values. "PIMA is itself striving to raise awareness among masses and discourage its use by national level anti smoking drives”, he mentioned. PIMA urges all heads of institutions, especially educational and health, to strengthen the government's action by enforcing this in their organizations, as one notification can not bring about change unless society at large is not willing to act sensibly. The smoking ban is aimed largely to save the health of non smokers and also to discourage the use of tobacco in general.
  • 14th PIMA KPK biennial Convention 2015 held in Swat 2-day long PIMA Khyber PK 14th biennial convention was held on 4-5 April 2015 at Saidu Medical College Swat. This well attended convention comprised on 7 sessions in addition of 2 parallel scientific sessions. Three pre convention workshops were also be the part of this event held on 3rd April at Swat. Topics of these workshops were BLS & ECG, advance cardiac life support (ACLS) and Essential Trauma Care conducted by Dr Samiullah & Dr Abdul Hadi, Dr Muhammad Asghar and Dr Muhammad Tayyab respectively. Prof Hafeez Rehman, ex PIMA President presided the inaugural session. The main speaker of this session was Dr Shams ul Haq Hanif, Peshawar Medical College who addressed on “Tazkia e Nafs”. Dr Kamran Hassan, President PIMA KPK delivered opening remarks while Dr Intizar Hussain Butt briefed about POB activities. An important session of the first day was a panel discussion on “KPK health care system, present and future”. Mr Anayatullah Khan, provincial minister highlighted the steps taken by the govt to improve the health care system in the province. Lack of doctors in remote areas can be resolved by starting the recruitment process on district level, he added. “We are taking practical steps to meet the lack of doctors and nurses and to provide latest equipment to the Govt hospitals”, he informed. He urges the doctor’s community to make the selfless services their mission as the role model of a common man in the society. The other participants of this session were Prof Sohail Akhtar, central PIMA President, Prof Muhammad Iqbal Khan, VC Shifa Tameer e Millat University and Dr Hafiz Ihsan, ex health secretary. The PMDC accredited scientific sessions on Medicine & allied and Surgery & Allied were also held on the first day. On second day, Dr Fazal e Azeem, incharge PIMA Tibbi Fiqhi Board presented the Dars e Hadith on 6th session while a motivational talk on “Patient First” delivered by Dr Zakiuddin Ahmad, CEO eHealth services. Dr Habib ur Rehman Asim, Islamic International University addressed on the theme of the convention “وانک لعلیٰ خلق عظیم” while Prof Najib ul Haq, Peshawar Medical College stated the importance and requirements of reciting Quran in 7th session. The concluding business session was the announcement of newly elected procinvial president and cabinet. According to the results, announced by Dr Faiz ur Rehman, election commissioner, PIMA KPK members elected Dr Muhammad Subhan from Peshawar Medical College as the next president of PIMA KPK. He took the oath and then led the oath to other cabinet members.
  • Dr Abdullah Khilji elected as president PIMA Sindh Karachi, 3 April 2015: The members of Pakistan Islamic Medical Association Sindh have elected Dr Abdullah Khilji as the President of PIMA Sindh for the Session 2015-16. This election took place during the 14th Biennial PIMA SINDH convention at Karachi. Dr Khilji is a Public Health Specialist in PPH Sukkur Region of the Health Department Sindh. He did his MBBS in 1987 from Chandka Medical College Larkana and MPH in 2010 from Baqai Medical University, Karachi. He is also a member of PIMA Central Shoora for the Session 2014-15.Dr Khilji served as the General Secretary of PIMA Sindh for the session 2014-15. He also had been the General Secretary and President of PIMA Shikarpur and In charge of PIMA Relief Sindh. We welcome him and pray that Allah swt help & guide him to promote and organize the activities of PIMA in Sindh.
  • Two-day PIMA Sindh convention concluded Karachi, 24 March 2015: Former Federal Interior Minister and ex-Sindh Governor Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Moinuddin Haider Friday claimed that present government and Pakistan army were both ‘on the same page’ for bringing political stability and eliminating internal security threats to transform Pakistan into a stable economic power. “Both the government and military have now realized that political stability and elimination of security threats are vital for economic stability and progress. Now everybody can see that both the civilian and military leaderships are striving hard for peace, stability, progress and development in the country”, he said while speaking at the plenary session of 14thConvention of Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) Sindh on Monday. Three plenary and six technical sessions were held on the 2ndday of 14th PIMA Sindh Convention held at a local hotel in Karachi where senior faculty members from medical varsities and colleges as well as consultants speak on causes, treatment and prevention of various diseases as well as new research in disease management in the world. The technical sessions in Pediatric updates, women health issues, Infectious diseases caused by both bacteria and viruses, Neurological problems and their management, advancements in the fields of Radiology and prevention and management of Diabetes Mellitus were addressed by senior health experts and attended students and young doctors of public and private hospitals. Gen. (rtd) Moinuddin claimed that Pakistani rulers and military establishment had realized that in order to take advantage of country’s natural resources, geographical importance and better utilize their human resource, there was an urgent need of long-term stability so that efforts could be made to progress on the front of economy and prosperity. “Our leaders know that peace and political stability is vital for the Chinese investment of 45 billion US dollars to create an economic corridor, extraction of utilization of country’s coal, gold and copper reserves, building power plants and fetching further foreign investment in the country”, he observed. He claimed that political reconciliation with opposition parties, which were earlier on the path of confrontation and protests as well military operations in almost every area of the country, from FATA to Karachi were evidences of realization that Pakistan needed peace and security if it had to come of the current political and security turmoil. Former Sindh Governor claimed that there was no need for becoming depressed and losing hope from the future of the country as there were many positive things happening in the country while it was slowly heading to its original and right direction of progress and prosperity. Mentioning about extension in Pakistan’s continental shelf and inclusion of 50,000 sq kilometers sea into country’s sea limits, presence of vast coal, gold and copper reserves, he said Pakistan’s relations with United States and Afghanistan were getting on right track and days were not far when Pakistan would be fully utilizing its natural and human resources for development instead of worrying about internal and external security threats. Renowned economist Dr. Shahid Hassan Siddiqui claimed that despite having trust of the people, government’s economic team was not making any efforts to provide any relief to masses on the economic front and claimed that instead of broadening tax base, indirect taxes were being imposed on the people. “Pakistan is the country which does not need foreign funding and loans if our economic leaders decide to broad tax net, eliminate corruption and prepare pro-people policies”, he claimed. He said it was the right time for the present government to prepare economic policies in the interest of common people, expand the tax net and restore the confidence of the masses and put the country’s economy onto the right track. Senior PIMA representative Dr. Atif Hafeez deplored that Pakistani children were unaware of the importance of 23rdMarch and despite having an off day, they didn’t know what was Pakistan resolution, what was its importance and had no knowledge of country’s history. “We need to make our children and youth aware of our history because if we forgot the history, there is a chance that we could also become a history”, he observed. Speaking at an earlier session on doctors’ issues, Secretary General of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Dr. Mirza Ali Azhar said doctors were concerned and worried like every other Pakistani as entire nation was suffering due to worsening law and order and economic issues. Speaking on a plenary session on Pakistani doctors’ issues, he said during last couple of years, hundreds of doctors had left the country, gone into hiding or had limited their activities due to killings, threats, extortion and kidnappings for ransom. “It is the responsibility of the state create a sense of security among its citizens and doctors are part of this society, who are more concerned about the situation for being the most sensitive segment of the society”, he observed. Renowned Physician and health expert Dr. Shahid Ghazali rejected the idea of carrying arms by the doctors for their own protection, saying it was the responsibility of the state and government to provide protection to its citizens. He said the health community and fraternity should strive for bringing peace in the country and compel the state law enforcing agencies and rulers to fulfill their responsibilities instead of taking the matters into their own hands. Prominent journalist and anchorperson Dr. Shahid Masood also spoke on the issue and highlighted the problems of people from different sections of the society.
  • ‘Key to progress is educating youth’ PIMA Sindh convention started Karachi, 22 March 2015: Renowned Pakistani scientist and former Science and Technology Minister Sunday questioned as to when Pakistani governments and leaders would realize that Pakistan’s real wealth was its youth and only by educating our children and boys, who were 54 percent of the country’s entire population, Pakistan could emerge as world’s leading economies. “Knowledge but not the natural resources, is the main driving force behind world’s largest and emerging economies. Look around you and you will find out that socio-economic development is no longer dependent on natural resources, neither oil or gas nor gold and silver”, he said while speaking at the inaugural session of the 14th Biennial Convention of Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) Sindh here at a local hotel. Hundreds of doctors and consultants from public and private hospitals as well as medical students from both public and private health colleges and varsities are attending the two-day convention, which would also continue on Monday the at a local hotel in Karachi. Citing the examples of Singapore, Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman said the tiny country had no natural resources at all and its population was quite lesser than Karachi but due to investment in the fields of science and technology and providing modern education and knowledge to its citizens, Singapore had become one of the leading economies of the world. Talking about scientific developments in various fields including biotechnology, information technology, medicine and agriculture, he said every day new developments in all almost all scientific fields were happening and claimed that all these developments were not needed by the mankind but they were happening due to advancements and research in new areas of knowledge and science. “With the help of biotechnology, golden rice has been developed by the researchers, which contains provitamin A, which is saving thousands of lives these days. We are now having crops for which we no longer require seeds”, he said adding that extensive research was underway to grow salt-tolerant crops in countries facing water problems. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman also mentioned about genetically-modified cows, which produce milk similar to human milk, electronic devices that help blind people to see and carryout their routine activities, helmets that would help paralyzed people to guide machines to have a normal live and advancements in the fields of medicine and surgery that would transform the human race altogether. “Genes that helps in aging process are being identified and experiments on rats and mice have revealed that by mutating such genes, the reversing of age is possible”, he said adding that all this was happening only by acquiring knowledge and spending in the science and technology. On the occasion, he urged young doctors to come into the field of scientific research, saying conducting research was fun and who would not be happy for getting money for a fun activity. Secretary of the 14th PIMA Sindh Biennial Convention Dr. Saad Khalid Niaz claimed that it was the first time in the history of Pakistan that they had to close the registration of the convention as an overwhelmingly large number of participants wanted to attend the convention but we don’t have the space to accommodate such a large number of participants. Chaiorman of the Convetion, Dr. Misbah-ul-Aziz introduced the activities of the convention, saying they had organized the event to discuss the emerging issues facing the health professionals, including law and order situation, career challenges, ethical issues and monetary problems and and vowed to guide the young and experienced doctors also in the future. He claimed that over 2000 doctors and medical graduates from entire Sindh had traveled to Karachi to attend the convention, which was a big success and added that PIMA would continue its activities for the health professionals and guide them at every stage in their career. Earlier, at the career guidance seminar of PIMA, which is considered as the flagship program of the medical association, hudrends of medical students participated and questioned seasoned doctors and consultants about path they should choose after graduating to earn better remuneration and serve ailing humanity. President of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) Prof. Dr. Zafarullah Chaudhry spoke to the young doctors and medical graduates and apprised them vast avenues of opportunity were available to them after MBBS or graduating from other fields of medicine but asked them to keep the sufferings of people in mid before going to treat the patients at the hospitals. Dr. Munir Sadiq, a specialist at the Burns Center of the Civil Hopspital Karachi spoke about the opportunities for Pakistani doctors in gulf countries while other PIMA representatives gave detailed presentations on career opportunities for dotors in Pakista, Europe, United States and other parts ocf the world. Dr. Zeeshand Ansari of the PIMA Karachi introducted PIMA and its welfare activities while Dr. Kashif Shazlee also spoke on the occasion.
  • Dr Tariq Ismail elected PIMA Punjab president Sialkot, 9 March 2015: Dr Tariq Ismail has been elected as president Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) Punjab for the session 2015-17. He is senior pathologist in Mayo Hospital Lahore. He took oath in 14th Biennial Convention attended by large number of doctors and medical students from all over the province. The convention comprised of four sessions including scientific program and current affairs. Speakers urge the doctors to increase their professional knowledge and practice according to the medical ethics to strengthen the health care system in the country. It is the professional responsibility of doctors to minimize patient discomfort with the faith, trust and moral values. The convention was addressed by Prof. Zafar Ali Ch, Prof. Hafeez ur Rehman, Prof. Afzal Mian, Prof. Abubakar Shahid, Prof. Hafiz Ijaz Ahmad, Prof. Muhammad Tahir, Dr. Col. (Rtd.) Muhammad Asif Bhalli, Mr. Oria Maqbool Jan, Mr. Abdul Gaffar Aziz and Central PIMA President Prof. Sohail Akhtar.
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Training & Development

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Our ultimate aim is to please our RUB, ALLAH. It was decided a decade ago by PIMA that all the members of PIMA must be brought closer to Qur'an... Read more

C M E

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PIMA has been conscious about continuous medical education (CME) to keep its members and medical community aware about the latest medical... Read more

Prevention of Blindness

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Prevention of Blindness Trust was established in July, 2007 as a leading volunteer eye care organization with the sole mission of preventing bl... Read more

PIMA Relief

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One of the outstanding project of PIMA is relief work. PIMA has rendered valuable services during disasters as well as regularly part of PIMA activities.... Read more

PIMA Hospital, MZBD

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PIMA Hospital Muzaffarabd, AJK, was established in collaboration with Al-Khidmat Al-Hajri Al-Rabia Trust, followed by PIMA Field Hospital Muzaffarabad... Read more

PIMA Hospital, Mansehra

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PIMA established an state of art Hospital in collaboration with Muslim Aid to the local and regional population of Mansehra since March 2011. This... Read more

Kashmir Surgical Hospital

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Tibbi Fiqhi Board

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Peshawar Medical College

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PIMA Female Branch

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FIMA & Intl. Affairs

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PIMA is an active member of federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA). Islamic Medical Associations of more than 30 countries are... Read more

PIMA Students Branch

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Students Branch is started by PIMA to affiliate Medical Students with the organization as associate members, who automatically become full members of PIMA... Read more