Shifa International

District General Hospital | Islamabad, Pakistan

Hospital description

The idea of developing a high class medical facility in Pakistan was conceived in New York, USA in the mid of 1985. The initiator Dr. Zaheer Ahmad, who had just finished his Internal Medicine Residency, called a meeting at his apartment in Brooklyn, New York on the weekend of July 20 & 21. Five professionals gathered there and discussed the idea in detail and approved it. The participants included Dr. Manzoor H. Qazi from Leesville, Louisiana, Mr. Muhammad Zahid from Kew Gardens, New York, Mr. Samiulla Sharief from Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Sabir Ali from Palm Bay, Florida besides the host. Dr. Zaheer Ahmad was asked to prepare the feasibility report and the action plan. Subsequently Dr. Zaheer Ahmad moved to Islamabad on December 17, 1985 to start the work on this project.

The initial building work was completed in 1989 and the medical equipment then installed before the first patient was accepted in June 1993. From eight consultants in 1993, the hospital has grown to having 70 consultants bringing at least 35 specialisations.

The Shifa International Hospital is a very professional private hospital, quite large, with multiple departments. It is well resourced and fully air-conditioned.


Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language
Funding Status Private


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