The construction of the first ever Children Eye Hospital in Pakistan and Asia has started at Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital Rawalpindi. A brain child of President Al-Shifa, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Hamid Javaid, the first of its kind hospital had its soft opening ceremony performed earlier by President of Pakistan, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain. The hospital is expected to start functioning by end of year 2019 (in-sha-Allah) and will cater for over 500 child patients daily in addition to 50 children eye operations. The total budget outlay for this giant project is over Rs. 500 million.