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Muhammad Mazhar Awan:
"After my graduation in 1982 from Sindh Medical College,
Karachi and house job in JPMC, I worked with a leading
ophthalmologist Dr. Akhtar Jamal Khan, FRCS, and at Aga Khan
University Hospital to complete my training. After this I
got my post-graduate Membership Diploma from the College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan in 1991.
Coming from middle class myself I always felt the pain of
people who were denied service at these prestigious
institutions for lack of resources for decent but expensive
health care. Working for more than two decades in similar
circumstances, at-last became at peace with myself when in
principle I decided to dedicate the remaining years of my
career for the service of less fortunate.
Better late than never, formed and got registered, Danishsra
Welfare Association in 2004, and established an Eye Hospital
as its pioneer project by the name of Sheikh Aziz-ur-Rehman
Eye Clinic. The details of this project, now in in its fifth
year of operation, can be seen on www.danishsra-welfare.org.
We have so far, provided decent consultation services to
more the 20,000 patients, and State of the art cataract
surgeries to more the 2,000 patients, on highly affordable
or free of cost basis, to the middle and poor class
Having accumulated enough experience of setting up, and
running successfully a smaller unit, now I feel the time is
ripe for us to switch over to a larger scale and scope to
meet the challenges in their actual dimensions and
Justice Mushir Alam, Judge Supreme Court of Pakistan
"Dr. Mazhar Awan and I share a childhood dream of serving humanity
and doing good for fellow humans in need. My primary
responsibilities of dispensing justice is no lesser a human cause
than what Dr. Mazhar proposed. But this opportunity was a joint
venture, a product of life time's wishes. I am all for this trust
and extend my heartfelt support for this noble cause."
Air Commodore (R) Ghulam Mujaddid Butt, Registrar Air University Islamabad
"Being able to serve fellow human beings in need, is truly an inborn
human emotion. In the circumstances of my service that is, in
keeping myself available to my nation as a fighter pilot, I was left
with little time and resources to indulge into this pleasure. When
Dr. Mazhar Awan and Justice Mushir Alam, known to me since last 37
years presented the idea of Vision Trust, I was naturally pleased. I
join the cause, and have decided to put in all that I can, in what
ever way I can to further this noble endeavour."
Syed Humayun Kalam, retired Economic Consultant, Karachi - Pakistan
"When Dr. Mazhar Awan presented the idea of a Vision Trust, a long
cherished desire of my life, I felt my dreams are comming true. I
said to myself that whatever I could do for the setting up,
promotion, development and success of Vision Trust, I will leave no
stone unturned and render myself fully to this great cause in letter
Talat Mahmud, Proprietor Kashmir Automobiles, Karachi - Pakistan
"When it comes to any project of welfare, of any scale or scope, be
it earthquake or floods, and specially when Dr. Mazhar Awan, Air
Commodore Mujaddid and Justice Mushir Alam are involved, my
inclusion is by dafault and natural. I know them long enough to have
complete faith in them. I take pride in being part of Vision Trust."
Syed Shariq Kalam, IT Consultant, Karachi - Pakistan
"When I was given the option to join as a trustee, I took it as an
opportunity and believe that Allah has given me the platform to
start working towards helping others. Also, having service imbued in
me I always wanted to join the mission of my father – serving the
cause of the humanity."
Snowhite Drycleaning Industries Pakistan.
Managing Director, Snowhite Dry cleaning Industries, has
inherited the heart and soul for social service, from his
forefathers. His Father Late Sheikh Fazal-ur-Rehman,
migrated from Dehli to Karachi in 1947, and laid the
foundation of a dry cleaning business, by the name of
Snowhite Dry Cleaners. This gradually expanded into a
successful dry cleaning industry with branches in Karachi,
Lahore, Rawalpindi & Islamabad.
Besides business Sheikh Sb was actively involved in social
welfare through out his life. He was chairman of Dehli
Mercantile Society, and an active member of Dehli Punjabi
Sudagaran, a welfare and charitable organization.
Sheikh Sahib generously donated the premises worth millions
of Rupees, for Sheikh Aziz-ur-Rehman Memorial Eye Clinic, in
respect and loving memory of his late father Sheikh
Sheikh Shakeel-ur-Rehman, son of Sheikh Fazal-ur-Rehman,and
grand son of Sheikh Aziz-ur-Rehman, inherited, the sympathy
for deprived, spares no effort in helping out in many ways.
It is upon his profound support and backing that this
organization stands and hopes to attain what it proposes.
May Allah grant him the taufeeq for more and more, and
reward him in the way Allah rewards those whom he is happy
Dr. Muhammad Mazhar Awan
Syed Abu Ahmad Akif, Director General Hajj
Syed Abu Ahmad Akif hails from a branch of the
Saadat-e-Kara-Manikpur, a family of South Asian sufic Zaidi-Syeds,
known for their religious and scholarly pursuits. Son of late
Professor Dr. Syed Muhammad Abul Khair Kashfi, a renowned scholar of
the Urdu language, he has inherited the family tradition of serving
Akif sahib, a senior civil servant, has helped the cause, aims and
objectives of the Visiion Trust at every stage, from its inception
to the present. Based upon the Qur'anic prayer, we pray for his
success in this world and the hereafter.
Trustees Vision Trust.
Dr. Mateen Durrani, London - UK
"Vision Trust is the beacon of hope and light for thousands of
Pakistanis who want quality treatment for their failing eyesight but
expensive private hospitals are out of their financial reach, and
they are reluctant of going to the government and other charitable
hospitals for want of quality of service. I personally have referred
family members and others for treatment to Dr Mazhar Awan, my
colleague and friend, and without fail, all were completely
satisfied with the care they received from him and his staff and
those patients in turn have become the good will ambassadors for
Vision Trust. This is all the blessings of Allah SWT and sincere
niyah of its Trustees and professionalism of its dedicated staff. I
wish the Trust every success in its future."
Dr Mateen Durrani, Consultant Psychiatrist & President, British
Pakistani Doctors Forum - UK.
Dr. Shehzad Saleem, Al-Mawrid, Lahore - Pakistan.
"Dr Mazhar Awan is a source of inspiration for us. His tireless
efforts provide not one but many "rays" of hope to humanity.
Blindness / Poor Vision is perhaps one of the severest of physical
handicaps. May God light up the world of all those like Dr Mazhar
who are busy lighting up the eyes of others. I wish him and his
Vision Trust the very best. May God bless him in his endeavours.
Syed Wajih Hussain Mashadi, Minneapolis - USA
"It is not that welfare activity is not needed in the USA, but it is
a pleasure and feeling of satisfaction to extend help to people from
my country of origin. Dr. Mazhar Awan is known to me through my
brother, and he is keen to pursue this goal. I stand behind him in
all his activities at Vision Trust and try to extend help and
support to this noble cause."
Mr. Jalil Ahmad, Karachi - Pakistan
"Dr. Mazhar Awan has been our family (including the kin settled in
the US and the UK, visiting here) eye surgeon since he was
practicing at Akhter Eye Hospital. His welcome address on the
occasion of inauguration of Sheikh Aziz-ur-Rehman Eye Clinic in
which he mentioned his childhood resolve to grow up to be a doctor
and serve the ailing still rings in my ears loud and clear. Indeed,
he has achieved his aspiration. I admire his professional skills and
caring temperament. In spite of extremely demanding professional
preoccupation he takes out time for Islamic activities and hobby of
Zaki Muhammad Khanzada, San Francisco - USA
"Knowing Dr. Mazhar, Justice Mushir Alam, and Air Commodore
Mujaddid since a long time, and knowing they have pitched into this
project I have no doubts in my mind that they are heading in the
right way. Honest and dedicated bunch of fellows, as they are to me,
I feel honored to stand among them. Good Lucks Vision Trust."
Dr. M Iqbal Zakaria, Karachi - Pakistan
"Vision Trust is a great effort to serve humanity and I see a very
bright future for it. Having worked with and knowing Dr. Mazhar Awan
personally for more than two decades, I am quite sure about it. His
selfless attitude, sensitivity toward the problems of our society, a
commitment to contribute and dedication for the cause is all that it
takes for such an organizations success. My best wishes are for
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Akhtar Eye Hospital, Karachi - Pakistan.
Dr. Imran Siddiqi, Oncologist, Texas - USA
"Knowing Dr. Mazhar Awan, Justice Mushir Alam and Air Commodore
Ghulam Mujaddid Butt is both a pleasure and a prevelidge. Knowing
they have all tuned in for a joint venture welfare project is good
news. I have enough confidence in this rare confluence of interests,
to recommend them to all that do not know them directly. I am all
for it and wish them success."
Zafar Iqbal, California - USA
"I have done what I could do to be of help and will continue to do
so for as long as I live. Dr. Mazhar Awan and Justice Mushir Alam
are known to me since last 35 years or so. I find them honest,
dedicated and hardworking fully capable to concieve, execute and run
a welfare project like Vision Trust. I am both thumbs up for them."
Mr. Malik Shahzad Haleem, Ontario- Canada
"Dr. Mazhar Awan, has set a good example of serving humanity. I feel
proud when I show his website to others here in Canada. His efforts
in establishing Vision Trust is a great achievement and the welfare
activities a source of inspiration for us. We should introduce the
Vision Trust Welfare Project to as many people around us as
possible- the least we could do."
Saiyed Fakhar Hussain, Ontario - Canada
"Justice Mushir Alam and Dr. Mazhar are my early school mates, with
whome we have maintained contact all along over last 45 years or so.
I knew about Dr. Mazhar's interest in welfare activities, but my
pleasure more than doubled to learn about Justice Mushir's teaming
up. If I were in Karachi, Pakistan I had been one of the Founder
Trustees of Vision Trust. Bravo brothers."
Dr. Akhtar Jamal Khan FRCS, Akhtar Eye Hospital, Karachi -
Comments / Text and photographs are awaited
Yousuf Keekibhai, Los
Angeles - USA
Comments/ text and photograph are awaited.