Lt General (Retd.) Hamid Javaid was the second President of Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital. General Jahanad Khan personally recommended General Hamid Javaid to the Board of Trustees at Al-Shifa Trust as his successor. After General Jahandad Khan’s death, the Board unanimously appointed General Hamid Javaid as the President of Board of Trustees of Al-Shifa Trust. He resumed the charges from 7th February 2011 and worked relentlessly till his death due to cardiac arrest on 11th May, 2019.
Lt. General Retd. Hamid Javaid was born in Rawalpindi in 1946. Starting his military career in 1965, he received his basic training in the School of Armor Nowshera and later, received training at US Army Armor School Ft Knox. He graduated from the National Defense University and the Command and Staff College as well.
He served in the field army at several coveted positions including Command, Staff and Instructional appointments. He also had the opportunity of working as a military attaché in Pakistan Embassy at Washington DC, USA for four years (1986-1990).
His devotion and progressive approach towards Pakistan Army is exemplary where he twice received Hilal-e-Imtiaz for his endless services. He joined the federal Government as Chief of Staff to the President of Pakistan for 5 years (Nov 2001-Nov 2007) and later headed the Pakistan Arab Refinery (PARCO) in 2008 as Chairman of its board.