Meet Our Board Members
Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho
Chairperson, Minister of Health
Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho is a prominent Pakistani politician who serves as the Minister of Health and Population Welfare in the province of Sindh and She is also currently serving as the chancellor of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST). She is known for her dedication to public health and population welfare issues in the region. Dr. Pechuho has a background in medicine and has been actively involved in healthcare policy and advocacy throughout her career.
Dr. Pechuho holds a medical degree from the Dow Medical College, Karachi, and has an international Master's degree. She has extensive experience in healthcare management and has worked in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, and public health organizations.
As the Minister of Health and Population Welfare in Sindh, Dr. Pechuho has been instrumental in implementing and overseeing healthcare policies and programs aimed at improving public health outcomes and addressing population welfare issues in the province. She has been a vocal advocate for healthcare access, disease prevention, and health education, particularly for vulnerable populations, including women, children, and marginalized communities.
Dr. Pechuho has also been actively involved in efforts to combat infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and polio, and has worked towards strengthening the healthcare system in Sindh to provide quality healthcare services to all citizens. She has been recognized for her contributions to public health and has received several awards for her outstanding work in the field of healthcare.
With her medical expertise and passion for public health, Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho continues to play a crucial role in shaping healthcare policies and programs in Sindh to improve the health and well-being of its citizens.
Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah
Secretary Health, Member.
Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah holds a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University Bloomington USA and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Pakistan. He was also a Member (Reforms) of the Board of Revenue.
Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah is a career bureaucrat currently serving as Secretary of Health to the Government of Sindh.
Mr. Muhammad Qasim Soomro
Muhammad Qasim Soomro is a Pakistani politician who has been a member of the Provincial Assembly Sindh since August 2018 and represents Tharparkar.
He was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Sindh as a candidate of Pakistan Peoples Party from Constituency PS-55 (Tharparkar-II) in 2018 Pakistani general election.
Dr. Imran Shah
MPA, Opposition bench, Member
Syed Imran Ali Shah is a Pakistani politician who is member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh since August 2018.
He was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Sindh as a candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) from Constituency PS-129 (Karachi Central-VII) in 2018 Pakistani general election.
Mr. Kausar Fecto
Kausar Facto and Company, Member
Mr. Kausar Fecto is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He has over 20 years of professional experience in the field of audit, taxation and consulting services.
Prof. Moin Azhar Siddiqui
Principal Islamia Law College/Advocate Supreme Court, Member
Prof. Moin Azhar Siddiqui is a highly experienced advocate, lecturer, and principal in the field of law. He was born on October 12th, 1961, and completed his Bachelor of Arts in 1984, Bachelor of Law in 1991, and Masters in International Relations in 1992. Prof. Siddiqui enrolled as an advocate in lower courts in 1992 and later became an advocate in high courts in 1994 and the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 2006.
He worked as a lecturer at the Government Islamia Law College in Karachi from 1997 to 2006 and became a professor there in 2006. Prof. Siddiqui is currently serving as the principal of the Government Islamia Law College in Karachi since 2009. He has also worked as a legal advisor for various organizations, including the Motion Pictures Association of United States, Anti Piracy Operations, and the University of Karachi.
Prof. Siddiqui is a member of various bar associations, including the Sindh Bar Council, Pakistan Bar Council, and Supreme Court Bar Association. He is also a renowned scout leader and has attended various national and international scouting events.
Prof. Dr. Jalal Uddin Akber
Chairman and Head of the Pediatrics Department(Baqai Medical University)
Prof. Dr. Jalal Uddin Akber is the Chairman and Head of the Pediatrics Department at Children’s Hospital - Baqai Medical University, Karachi, and the Dean of the Faculty of Nursing since 2011 and currently been promoted to Dean of the Faculty of Medicine from Feb, 2023. He has extensive experience in clinical teaching of post-graduate students and has examined various medical programs like F.C.P.S, M.C.P.S, D.C.H, and M.B.B.S, among others. His responsibilities at the Children’s Hospital include full-time faculty teaching positions for third, fourth, and final-year M.B.B.S students, curriculum designing, management, and control of clinical and administrative activities of the department. Prof. Dr. Jalal Uddin Akber is a renowned expert in Neonatology and has vast experience in various medical procedures, including neonatal resuscitation, care of pre-term low birth weight babies, management of neonatal sepsis, and malignancy unit dealing with various types of malignancies.
Prof. Dr. Jalal Uddin Akber has been part of various national and international pediatric conferences and has participated in several training programs. He has been a Master Trainer for the Lactation Management Program, the Neonatal Resuscitation Program, and the Child Survival Program in Pakistan. He has also completed several training programs like Research Proposal Development, Bio-statistics for Medical Profession, Educational Planning and Evaluation, and Quality Assurance in Medical Education, among others. Furthermore, he has been an inspector for the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, inspecting various medical colleges for affiliation.
Prof. Syed Jamal Raza
Executive Director SICHN/Member/Secretary
Prof. Syed Jamal Raza is the Executive Director of Sindh Institute of Child Health & Neonatology, Pakistan. He completed his MBBS from Dow Medical College Karachi, Pakistan in 1985, and later obtained a Diploma in Child Health (D.C.H) and a Membership of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (M.C.P.S). He also holds a Fellowship of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (F.C.P.S) and a Membership of Royal College of Physicians, London (M.R.C.P) in Pediatric Endocrinology. Prof. Raza also received sub-specialty training in Pediatric Endocrinology from London Center for Pediatric Endocrinology, Great Ormond Street Hospital London, U.K in 1996. He has held numerous positions in the medical field, including Executive Director and Professor of Pediatric Medicine & Head of Pediatric Endocrine Unit at National Institute of Child Health, Karachi. Prof. Raza has also participated in several workshops and conferences related to medical research, education, and statistics. Additionally, he has presented his research at international conferences such as the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) and the Endocrine Society Meeting in the USA. He was also an invited speaker at the Update on Endocrinology conference at the Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences in Kolkata, India. He has also been involved in many International Collaborative Research.
Prof. Dr. Ali Akbar Siyal
President of PPA, Sindh, Member
Prof. Dr. Ali Akbar Siyal is a highly experienced and accomplished Pakistani medical professional. He holds a range of qualifications, including an M.B.B.S from Dow University of Medical & Health Science Karachi and F.C.P.S and M.C.P.S from CPSP Karachi. He has served in several esteemed organizations, including People's University of Medical & Health Science and National Institute of Child Health Karachi, as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Registrar, and Professor. He has extensive experience teaching both undergraduates and postgraduates, and has supervised several postgraduate students for their degrees in D.C.H, M.C.P.S, M.D, and F.C.P.S.
Dr. Siyal has been serving as the Chairman in the Department of Pediatrics at People's University of Medical & Health Science since 2013 and as Director of Postgraduate in the Department of PGMEC at the same institute since 2018, current President of PPA, Sindh, Dean Faculty of Medicine & Allied Sciences, faculty member of CPSP, and member of Syndicate. He has played an active role in developing the curriculum for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, monitoring research activities, formulating rules for admissions, and serving as a member of various boards of studies and committees. Dr. Siyal has also been a lifetime member of the Pakistan Paediatric Association (PPA), and has held positions such as Central Executive Committee Member of PPA and Past Executive Member of PPA Sindh. He is a dedicated medical professional with a passion for teaching, learning, and serving the community.