Islamabad: Prof. Dr. Sohail Akhtar has been appointed as Central General Secretary and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Khan has been appointed as Central Deputy Secretary Of Pakistan Islamic Medical Association for the session 2012-14. The nomination took place in two days CEC meeting of PIMA at Islamabad on 14-15 April 2012. The meeting was presided by the newly elected PIMA President Dr. Misbah-ul-Aziz. Directors of various departments (shobajat) of PIMA were also appointed and a working plan was made for next two years.
A unanimous resolution was passed on this occasion saying ‘There is risk of deterioration of the available health facilities with stoppage of Funds for Health Department and abolishing of the Federal Health Ministry by Federal Government. The devolution of this important ministry to the provinces without proper planning and coordination shows the non-serious attitude and poor planning. Because of lack of resources the health sector is in a bad state in all provinces. The health facilities are already non-existent, especially in Baluchistan. An effective and long term planning is required at national level for health sector. The government and other political parties should create a consensus for establishment of health ministry at federal level and increase the GDP proportion from 0.56 to 3 % for health sector so that the budget for health may be increased to 5% of the total budget for next fiscal year’. A three member delegate lead by Dr. Bulbul-ul-Islam of Bangladesh Islamic Medical Association also attended the meeting partially. On this occasion Dr. Shafqat Javed was appointed Director PIMA Relief, Dr. Fazl-e-Azeem In-charge Dawa-o-Tarbiah, Prof. Dr. Hafiz Ijaz Ahmad In-charge Continuous Medical Education, Dr. Intizar Hussain Butt Chairman Prevention of Blindness Trust, Dr. Wali Muhammad Mujahid In-charge PIMA Secretariate, Dr. Abdul Malik In-charge Associate Members, Dr. Ata-ur-Rahman in-chatge Tibbi Fiqhi Board, Dr. Maqbool Ahmad Shahid In-charge PIMA Publications, Dr. Muhammad Saleem Ghauri In-chatge Media Cell, Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Finance Secretary, Dr. Tanveer-ul-Hassan Zubairi In-charge FIMA and International Affairs, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tariq In-charge Membership and Elections and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Mian was appointed as In-charge Islamic Hospital Consortium (IHC).