International Collaboration

Our collaboration with the esteemed Associations and Societies from different parts of
the world is a constant source of support and strength for us.

INDIVIDUALS WE TAKE PRIDE IN
BEING ASSOCIATED WITH

Imtiaz Ahmad Dogar, M.B.B.S, M.C.P.S., F.C.P.S.


Institute of Medical Graduation Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad
Specialization: General and Adult Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:Child and adolescence, Substance Abuse & Forensic Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Divisional Head Quarter Hospital & Allied Hospital, Faisalabad


  • Professional, teaching, training & Clinical experiences
  • Member Board of studies University of Health Sciences, Lahore.
  • 45 research articles have been published in National & International Journal.
  • Ex. Managing Editor Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society (JPPS).
  • Member National Editorial Board Annals of Punjab Medical College (APMC).
  • Honorary Director Model Drug Abuse Treatment Center, DHQ Hospital, Faisalabad.
  • Medical Director Child Dream Center (Special Education Center), Faisalabad
  • CEO Academic Excellence Institute (AEI), Umair Complex, Peoples # 01, Faisalabad.
  • Visiting Consultant Psychiatrist Ammar Clinic (Treatment & Rehab Facility for patients suffering from Addiction and Psychiatric Disorders) Sumandri Road, Faisalabad.
  • Consultant Psychiatrist Mukhtar Executive Clinic Umair Complex, Peoples Colony No.01. Fsd.
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Muhammad Iqbal Afridi, FCPS, FRCP


Specialization: Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:Adult Psychiatry, Addictionology
Affiliated Hospital: JPMC, NMC, PIH


Meritorious Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Afridi, is a globally renowned Psychiatrist/Physician and presently holds highest academic posts at three prestigious institutions. Dean (Faculty of Medicine), Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU). Dean, Faculty of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP), where he is supervisor, examiner & convener. Dean, Medical Surgical & allied disciplines at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) since 2017, where he is also Professor & HOD, Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences since 2009. He has trained over 250 postgraduates, and several hundreds of Undergraduates, General Physicians, Nursing, Occupational Therapists etc.

As a Teacher and Clinical Supervisor, Dr. Afridi is greatly admired by his pupil and peers, who honoured him with Best University Teacher Award 2019 at Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU). He tirelessly works for the promotion of Mental Health, both locally and globally. Earlier in 2020, he invited the current President of World Psychiatric Association, Dr. Afzal Javed, as the key-note speaker to elaborate on the “Future of Psychiatry” to destigmatize and popularize field of Mental Health to overcome the huge gap of mental healthcare in Pakistan.

Prof. Afridi’s innovative ideas and contributions to Mental Health Advancement and Research in Pakistan are widely acknowledged. He initiated 9 special clinics for Psychiatry at JPMC, thus he was made the Country Collaborator for global COHFIT study (largest COVID-19 & Mental Health research with 200 investigators in 152 countries & 121000 participants), and National Director for Memory First Aid International UK. He also advocated for Psycho-Social Support for COVID-19 Frontline Workers and Public to Federal Ministry of Health as president of Psychiatric Society etc. Due to his established credibility and diligence, 2.7 million USD funds were generated for construction of 105 bedded state-of-the-art Psychiatric and Behavioural Sciences Department at JPMC through public-private partnership.

He is a great advocate of research and practice of evidence-based medicine. He is not only the author of numerous publications (102 research papers, 02 books & 05 chapters) and he is also a part of editorial boards and review committees of various peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Pakistan Medical Association (JPMA) besides being the Editor-in-chief of JPPS (Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society).

Prof. Afridi’s academic input as the Dean of Faculty of Psychiatry at College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan and Dean, Faculty of Medical, Surgical & allied disciplines at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre has helped strengthen the educational and training programs for current and future generations of healthcare providers particularly in the field of psychiatry. He has helped conceive the curriculum of Psychiatry residency programs in the region, introduced Child & Adolescent Psychiatry as a second Fellowship in Pakistan, and ensured uninterrupted delivery of teaching and training throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, via electronic and digital media.

In view of his great contribution he is give the post of Meritorious Professor at JSMU &  Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, the 121 years old prestigious institute at Houston, Texas, USA since December  2020.

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Zainullah Khan Kakar, FCPS, MCPS, MBBS


Institute of Medical Graduation Graduation from Bolan Medical College, Quetta
Specialization: General and Adult Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:Child and adolescence, Substance Abuse & Forensic Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Bolan Medical Complex Hospital, Sandeman Provincial Hospital, Quetta.


General Secretary –

Pakistan Psychiatric Society (PPS)
Consultant Psychiatrist / Assistant Professor

Balochistan Institute of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences / Bolan University of Medical & Health Sciences Quetta.

  • Professional, teaching, training & Clinical experiences
  • 5 research articles have been published in National Journals.
  • Member Medical Board: Government of Balochistan.
  • Visiting Consultant Psychiatrist: Saeed Hospital Quetta.
  • Consultant Psychiatrist: Neuropsychiatric Clinic, Sajid Hospital, Quetta.
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Ali Madeeh Hashmi, MD


Institute of Medical Graduation King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
Specialization: Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:Special interest in Geriatric Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: King Edward Medical University, Lahore


Dr. Ali Madeeh Hashmi is a psychiatrist, teacher and writer. He is a graduate of King Edward Medical College, Lahore and completed his psychiatry training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He practiced and taught Psychiatry in the USA for 12 years. He is currently a Tenured Professor of Psychiatry at King Edward Medical University. He has served in leadership roles in both the USA and Pakistan. In the USA, he was Medical Director of the largest community mental health system in the state of Arkansas for 10 years. He was also on the faculty of two medical colleges in the USA and received multiple awards for his teaching. He is currently serving as the elected Punjab Chapter Chief, Pakistan Psychiatric Society, the only national organization of Psychiatrists in Pakistan and is also serving on multiple provincial and national government policy and planning committees. He has published more than 60 scholarly articles, scientific papers and book chapters in national and international journals. In addition to his professional activities, Dr. Hashmi is the author of five books on poetry and literature including the first (and only) biography of his grandfather, the celebrated poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz published in 2016. His essays about mental health, literature, poetry and history have been published in scientific journals, magazines, newspapers and literary journals in Pakistan, India and the United States. His writings have also been published in The News on Sunday, the daily Dawn, Daily Times, Friday Times and many other publications.

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Imran Khan, MD


Specialization: Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:Special interest in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Khyber Medical College/Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar


Dr Imran Khan is Chapter Chief, Pakistan Psychiatric Society, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He is currently working as Assistant Professor in Khyber Medical College and Teaching Hospital Peshawar after completing his fellowship training in Psychiatry in 2011. He is also a qualified Anesthesiologist, Intensivist & Family Physician (MCPS). He has a Masters in Philosophy (Gold Medal) from University of Peshawar. He is a qualified CBT therapist from Khyber Medical University. He is also a Medical Educationist & Researcher with a Masters in Health Professionals Education (MHPE) from Khyber Medical University, Peshawar. His area of interest is Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

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Moti Ram Bhatia, MD, FCPS


Specialization: Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences For Women (PUMHSW) | People Medical College hospital Nawabshah


Dr. Moti Ram Bhatia has done his FCPS in Psychiatry He is the first FCPS certified Psychiatrist in the history of Shaheed Benazirabad, Sindh. He is currently Assistant Professor and Head of Department, People’s University for Medical and Health Sciences for Women, Shaheed Benazirabad (Nawabshah), Sindh.

Dr. Bhatia and his team are providing the full range of mental health services in a critically underserved area for mental health in Sindh province.  He and his team treat patients of all age groups including children and adolescents, adults and geriatric patients for all mental illnesses. He is also actively involved in the education of undergraduate and postgraduate medical students as well as nursing, physiotherapy, D- Pharmacy students and hospital staff. Dr. Bhatia also regularly arranges free medical camps for treatment of poor patients and their families as well as to raise awareness about mental health and mental illness for the general public as well as regular awareness activities for General Practitioners in and around Nawabshah.

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Asif Kamal, MD, FCPS (Psychiatry)


Specialization: Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Bacha Khan Medical Complex, Swabi, KPK


Dr. Asif Kamal, originally from Baluchistan completed his medical education from Nishter Medical University Multan. He started fellowship training in Psychiatry after directly observing the affectees of the disastrous earthquake in Ziarat District in 2008. He completed his Psychiatry fellowship training from the Institute of Psychiatry, Rawalpindi and is currently serving as Associate Professor in a public sector institution of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. As Vice Principal and HOD of Psychiatry, he established the first inpatient psychiatric hospital in District Swabi KPK. He is currently serving as Secretary Federal Chapter PPS.

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Ramesh Chand, MD, FCPS


Institute of Medical Graduation Bolan medical complex hospital, Quetta
Specialization: Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:Special interest in Adult Psychiatry/Child and adolescent Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Balochistan institute of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Bolan Medical College, Quetta.


Dr. Ramesh Chand is a psychiatrist, teacher and researcher. He is a graduate of Bolan Medical College, Quetta and completed his psychiatry training at Bolan medical complex hospital, Quetta and Aga khan University Hospital Karachi. He has practiced and taught Psychiatry in Pakistan for the last 8 years. He is currently a Senior Registrar of Psychiatry at Balochistan institute of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences (BIPBS), Quetta. He has served in several leadership roles in Pakistan. During his 8 years of practice he also been trained in the World Health Organization’s mental health gap program (mhGAP) as master trainer and also trained medical and paramedical  staff in his local community regarding mental health issues. He is also trained in EMDR and has practiced it in Quetta. He is currently serving as the elected Balochistan Chapter Chief, Pakistan Psychiatric Society; the only national organization of Psychiatrists in Pakistan.

He is also teaching under graduate and post graduate trainees in Psychiatry enrolled in MCPS and FCPS programs at BIPBS. He is an International member of American Psychiatric Association (APA). He also has a busy private practice in Quetta.

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Shahida Batool, M.B.B.S, MD (psych)


Institute of Medical Graduation King Edward Medical University, Lahore.
Specialization: Psychiatry
Sub Specialization:General and Adult Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Regional headquarter Hospital Skardu


Secretary Gilgit Baltistan Chapter Pakistan Psychiatric Society (PPS)

Member Pakistan Psychiatric Society (PPS)Consultant Psychiatrist Regional Headquarters (RHQ) Hospital Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan

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Syed Azhar Ali Kazmi, MD, FCPS


Specialization: Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Combined Military Hospital Azad Kashmir


Detail: Dr Syed Azhar Ali Kazmi is currently working as Head, Department Of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Poonch Medical College Rawalakot (AJK). He was selected as National Trainer by the United Nations Office of Drug Control (UNODC) in 2019 for training of addiction professionals. He is currently the Provincial Secretary, Pakistan Psychiatric Society for Azad Jammu and Kashmir. For the last 5 years, he has been actively involved in teaching Behavioral Sciences and Psychiatry to undergraduate medical, pharmacy and psychology students.

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Muhammad Azeem Rao, MBBS, MPH, FCPS


Institute of Medical Graduation Nishtar Medical College
Specialization: Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Institute of Psychiatry, Benazir Bhutto Hospital


He works at Institute of Psychiatry, Benazir Bhutto Hospital. Institute of Psychiatry is WHO collaborating centre and one of the largest Institutes to treat mental health disorders in Pakistan. Dr Rao graduated from prestigious Nishtar Medical College, the second oldest medical Institution in the country. He did his masters in public health from four leading universities in Spain, Italy, Hungary & Lithuania and therefore he is the esteemed faculty member for various quality management courses at Rawalpindi Medical University. He interacted with transcultural aspect of Psychiatry by working in Spanish and Italian models of treatment. He did his fellowship from college of physicians and surgeons and now he is the supervisor for teaching and training in psychiatry and esteemed examiner at CPSP. He has substantial experience of working in forensic psychiatry during ten years and has dealt with complex nature of forensic cases. His special interests include treatment of major psychiatric disorders, alcohol, heroine dependence, cannabis intake, family, marital counseling and psychotherapy. He is enthusiastic to provide standardized psychiatric services at private and public sector to serve the masses.

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