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Al-Shifa Trust - Foreign Chapters

Al-Shifa Foundation of North America

Executive Officers

  • Tahir Zafar, President
  • Dr. Noshin Ahmed, Vice President
  • Shaheen Pervaiz, Treasurer/Secretary

About Al-Shifa

Al-Shifa Foundation of North America (AFNA) is a non-profit 501( C) (3) organization registered in the United States. Our tax Id is 36-4378912. Its purpose is mainly to support the projects of Al-Shifa Trust in Pakistan to help the needy patients.

Through the generous support of many individuals and organizations, Al-Shifa has managed to build four high quality eye hospitals in Rawalpindi (Punjab), Sukkur (Sindh), Kohat (KPK) and Muzaffarabad (AK) with the most modern facilities and equipment where approximately 75% of the patients are treated free of cost. Al-Shifa also provides rural outreach services to the needy and so far set-up over 3000 screening/surgical camps in remote areas. Al-Shifa is also screening school children in various parts of the country.

Al-Shifa Trust is a non-profit and a non-political organization. It is committed to providing eye care and treatment mainly to the under privileged and poor. Almost 75% of all patients attending Al-Shifa Eye Hospitals are treated free of charge, 20% subsidized and 5% are private patients.

Al-Shifa has achieved the awards of excellence and is a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating center for East Mediterranean Region since 1994. In the field of prevention of blindness, Al-Shifa has partnerships with many international NGOs including WHO, ORBIS International-USA, Lions Club International-USA, Operation Eye Sight Universal-Canada, Sight Savers International-UK and Government of Japan.

Board of Directors

  1. Tahir Zafar, Chairman
  2. Dr. Noshin Ahmed
  3. Shaheen Pervaiz
  4. Dr. Mujtaba Qazi
  5. Dr. Iftikhar Chaudry
  6. Afzal Amanat
  7. Abdul Wadood
  8. Dr. Javed Bangash

Advisory Board

  • Tahir Zafar, Chairman
  • Dr. Nawaz Arain, NY
  • Dr. Hafizur Rehman, NY
  • Raees Ishtique, NY
  • Afzaal Akhtar, NJ
  • Dr. Pervaiz Malik, NJ
  • Terry Shaikh, TX
  • Akbar Qureshi, IL
  • Bashir Akuly, IL
  • Dr. Ishaq Chisti, MO
  • Dr. Abid Nisar, MO
  • Dr. Mansoor Shah, CA


AFNA funded partially in our light house project.