Saturday, November 2, 2019

Dr Najma Patel

Prof. Najma Patel is a remarkable cardiologist who specializes in the field of Paediatric Cardiology. After completing her MBBS, she received her fellowship (FCPS) from CPSP. She is also fellow of Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI), which is a mark of her excellence among interventional cardiologists and also fellow of American College of Cardiology. Her exceptional journey with NICVD dates back to 1994 when she joined this institution as a fellow and is now serving as Head of Paediatric Cardiology. She also has specialized in adult congenital heart diseases, congenital and structural heart defects intervention. She has performed more than 1200 percutaneous interventions including complex procedures. She is currently serving as Convenor of the committee member of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (Equivalent to Dean of Faculty) and also as a supervisor of FCPS Paediatric Cardiology.
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Dr Syed Taimur Asif Ali

Dr. Syed Taimur Asif Ali is an FCPS qualified Cardiac Surgeon and accredited for Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery. He qualified his MBBS from the University of Karachi and after his 1-year of House Job completed his core General Surgery from Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center. He undertook training in Cardiothoracic Surgery from Aga Khan University Hospital. He joined NICVD in 2015 and is actively involved in clinical and surgical practice and academic teaching of undergraduates and postgraduates. He is also a keen researcher having 8 articles published.

Qari waheed Zafar Qasmi

Qari waheed Zafar starts reciting Quran-e Majeed from the age of 6 or 7. At the same time he started reciting Naat and Hifz of the Holy Quran as well. By the age of 9, he had learned Quran-e-Majeed by heart and had also learned Qirat.

The honor for Durood-o-Salam inside the Roza-e-Rasool (PBUH) in 1987 is the most cherished event of His life.
Qari waheed zafar participated in many international competitions. By the grace of Allah He won the first competition in 1969 in Malaysia for Pakistan and thereafter in Libya in 1979. In 1980, he won a competition of Tilawat-e-Quran-e-Majeed in Saudi Arabia. Then again in 1981 he won a competition in Syria.

He started Radio programs in 1970 and the first program that he did was “Sar Chashma-e- Hidayat”. This program provided him the various opportunities to proceed further in this field and helped bringing him to the limelight. After that he did many programs on television as well although radio gave him the greatest exposure.

In 1972, He read his first Naat, which is ''Arba-e- Qaseeda'' (Allah Hu Allah Hu) on television, which got very popular all over the world. Some of his other popular Naats are Fasloon Ko takaluf hai hum say agar, Zahe Muqadar and Qaseeda-Burda Shareef.

Many Naats Khawans have got training from him including Umm-e-Habiba, Roshan Ara Samad, Javed Akhtar and Khalid Hussain. They are renowned Naat Khawans of today.
The honor for Durood-o-Salam inside the Roza-e-Rasool (PBUH) in 1987 is the most cherished event of His life.


Qari waheed zafar participated in many international competitions. By the grace of Allah He won the first competition in 1969 in Malaysia for Pakistan and thereafter in Libya in 1979. In 1980, he won a competition of Tilawat-e-Quran-e-Majeed in Saudi Arabia. Then again in 1981 he won a competition in Syria.


He started Radio programs in 1970 and the first program that he did was “Sar Chashma-e- Hidayat”. This program provided him the various opportunities to proceed further in this field and helped bringing him to the limelight. After that he did many programs on television as well although radio gave him the greatest exposure.


In 1972, He read his first Naat, which is ''Arba-e- Qaseeda'' (Allah Hu Allah Hu) on television, which got very popular all over the world. Some of his other popular Naats are Fasloon Ko takaluf hai hum say agar, Zahe Muqadar and Qaseeda-Burda Shareef.


Many Naats Khawans have got training from him including Umm-e-Habiba, Roshan Ara Samad, Javed Akhtar and Khalid Hussain. They are renowned Naat Khawans of today.


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tasneem Ahmed Siddiqui


Mr. Tasneem Ahmed Siddiqui, a retired civil servant (CSP of 1965 batch), holds an M.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in English Literature from Sindh University. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Kennedy School of Government, Harvard (USA). During his career in the civil service, Mr. Tasneem Siddiqui held some key positions including Director General (DG) Excise & Taxation and DG Sindh Katchi Abadis Authority, Secretary Industries, Secretary Public Health Engineering, Additional Chief Secretary (Local Govt.) and Chief Secretary Sindh. In addition to being a senior board member of PPHI, Mr. Tasneem Siddiqui is currently Chairman Saiban-Action Research for Shelter which has developed housing projects for low-income groups popularly known as Khuda-ki-Basti. He also works for ‘Orangi Charitable Trust’ and other notable NGOs.

Dr Nighat Shah


Dr. Nighat Shah holds an MBBS, MCPS, FCPS and MRCOG (UK). She is currently working as a consultant gynecologist at Agha Khan University Hospital where she teaches and trains undergraduate and postgraduate students. She is also a senior consultant at the Sindh Institute of Reproductive Medicine and visiting faculty at Ziauddin Hospital. Dr. Nighat Shah has more than twenty years of clinical experience of saving mothers/ neonates and improving mothers’ health. She also worked in Murshid Hospital, located in an underprivileged area of Karachi, where she helped in saving lives of high risk pregnant women.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Syed Masoud Ali Naqvi


Mr. Masoud Ali Naqvi is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP). He was the Senior Partner of KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co. till December 31, 2014 and thereafter served as Advisor of its Board from January 2015 to December 2017. 

He has served as President of the ICAP for two terms and as Member of its Council and Committees for Review of Code of Corporate Governance 2002. 

Mr. Naqvi is currently acting as Chairman of Tax Reforms Commission of Pakistan since September 2014 and Member of Tax Reforms Implementation Committee of FBR since January 2016. 

He was the President of Management Association of Pakistan and Pak-American Cultural Centre as well as the Member of various Government Committees. He has also held honorary positions at various NGOs and welfare organizations such as Baitul Sukoon, Talent Inducement & Placement Society and other community projects and trusts. 

Mr. Naqvi has contributed articles in professional journals, conducted training sessions on Corporate Governance, delivered key-note addresses and conducted seminars presentations and TV talk-shows on subjects of economy and tax reforms. 

In addition to being an independent director of Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX), Mr. Naqvi has been nominated by the Board as the Chairman of Audit Committee and as member of Regulatory Affairs Committee, Nomination Committee and IT Procurement Committee. 

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Dr Nadeem Rizvi

Dr Nadeem Rizvi is one of the top cardiologists in Pakistan. Aside from being highly qualified, the sheer volume of his work has earned him a reputation as one of the best interventional cardiologists. To date he has done more than 15,000 diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures and 5,000 coronary interventions, over 100 Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomies, 150 peripheral interventions and 100 permanent pacemaker insertions.
He is certified in CT angiography (to visualize arterial and venous vessels throughout the body) from Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, in Nuclear Cardiology from NICVD, in Coronary Angioplasty or the Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA), a minimally invasive procedure to open up blocked coronary arteries, and the adult echocardiography from the British Society of Echocardiography. Part of his specialist training is in nuclear cardiology, electrophysiology, valvular, congenital and coronary interventions.
Dr Nadeem Rizvi has worked in the UK and in Pakistan. He was a clinical research fellow in cardiology and honorary registrar at Ealing and Hammersmith Hospitals Trusts, London. He was involved in a large research project titled, “Premature coronary arterial disease in British Asians” at Ealing Hospital. He has worked as a consultant cardiologist at Barnsley District Hospital, and he trained at the East Cheshire Hospitals Trust, Macclesfield, UK in non-invasive and invasive (pacemaker implantation and right heart studies) implantation, cardiac biopsies and interventional coronary procedures.
He is a member of the British Society of Echocardiography, a founding member of the Pakistan Society of interventional Cardiology, a member of the Pakistan Cardiac Society, a member of the Civil Aviation Medical Board and an examiner for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan. He has been the editor of the Pakistan Heart Journal’s interventional section since 2012. He has taught, lectured and been an examiner for post-graduate trainees and residents. He has supervised the non-invasive cardiac lab (ECG, ETT, Holter, Transthoracic and Trans-esophageal echocardiography).