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Services Coverage Areas

Vital Pakistan has an initial focus on the following slum areas to provide access to quality
healthcare for women and children in Karachi.

  • Yousuf Sahab Goth
  • Bhitataiabad Airport
  • Saidad Goth
  • Hassan Noman Colony
  • Machar Colony Gujro
  • Qayummabad – KGH
  • Jamali Goth
  • Sukhiya Goth
  • Hingora Goth
  • Paposh Graveyard
  • Zareena Colony
  • Khairabad Behar Colony
  • Yousuf Goth 4K
  • Khair Muhammad Goth
  • Muhammad Khan Colony
  • Kokan Colony
  • Moach Goth
  • Mewashah Golimaar
  • Shireen Jinnah Sultan Abad
  • Machar Colony
  • SGD – Muhammad Khan Ittehad Town
  • SGD – Ittehad Town Block D
  • AIi Muhammad Jokhiyo
  • Saleh Muhammad Goth
  • Jumma Goth
  • Yousuf Arfani Goth
  • Sherpao Colony Lalaabad
  • Ghaggar Patak
  • Rehri Goth
  • Bhains Colony
  • Ibrahim Hyderi
  • Majeed Colony Metroville 2
  • ED – Bilal Colony
  • ED – Gulshan e Bunair
  • Bilal Colony
  • Mehran Town
  • Ittehad Colony
  • Ali Akbar Shah

Services Coverage Areas

Vital Pakistan has an initial focus on the following slums areas to penetrate the advanced access to quality healthcare for women and children of Karachi.


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Direct Bank Transfer

Bank : Bank Al-Habib Limited
Account Name : Vital Pakistan Trust
Account NO : 1262-0071-022548-02-9
IBAN NO : PK74BAHL1262007102254802

Bank : Bank Al-Falah
Account Name : Vital Pakistan Trust
Account NO : 0670-1008-0694-64
IBAN NO : PK12ALFH067000100806946

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Bank : Bank Al-Habib Limited
Account Name : Vital Pakistan Trust
Account NO : 1262-0071-022548-02-9
IBAN NO : PK74BAHL1262007102254802

Bank : Bank Al-Falah
Account Name : Vital Pakistan Trust
Account NO : 0670-1008-0694-64
IBAN NO : PK12ALFH067000100806946

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Account Name: Vital Pakistan Trust
Email : giving@vitalpakistantrust.org
Phone : 0304-8245165 | 0302-8240100

For Zakat

Bank : Bank Al-Habib Limited
Account Name : Vital Pakistan Trust
Account NO : 5001-0081-026182-01-8
IBAN NO : PK36BAHL5001008102618201


To advance access to quality healthcare for women and children.


To provide quality maternal and child healthcare services in the underprivileged areas of Karachi.

Our Continuous SERVICES


Children Immunised​


Antigens Administered​


Pregnancies Covered​


Antenatal Visits​


Child OPD


Household Visits

Vital Team at a glance



Chief Executive Officer


Akbar leads Vital’s operations in Pakistan. He is responsible for managing its relationships with various health system stakeholders and building the capacity of the organization to scale-up its programs. He has over 25 years of experience in management, having filled many roles in the Finance, Administration and Operations departments of the Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, and most recently as Senior Business Manager at the Department of Pediatrics & Child Health. Akbar holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Karachi University.


Director Human Resources


Nadia provides leadership and consultation to the management on all Strategic HR-related matters. She is a Senior Certified Professional from SHRM- USA and has received an MBA degree from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. Nadia has more than 20 years of diversified experience in leading Human Resource functions in different national and multinational companies. Additionally, Nadia has also received three international awards for implementing HR best practices and for achieving excellence in building the Employer’s Brand.


Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary


Nabeel oversees the Finance department at Vital Pakistan Trust. He has more than 15 years of experience at organizations such as USAID, and Park Towers Management Services. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at SZABIST University.


Senior Technical Lead


Dr. Rakhshanda Ishaque has a wealth of experience in the medical field, having worked for over 20 years in various roles. She is currently a Senior Technical Lead- Programs at Vital Pakistan Trust and holds an MBBS, MBA, and MSc. in Health Policy & Management from AKUH. Prior to this, she was employed by the World Health Organization, MNCH program, IPHQ, and Bolan Medical College.


Associate Director - Data & Digital


Karim leads the Data and Digital stream at Vital Pakistan Trust. In this role, he oversees the implementation and scale of Vital’s Digital Platform, Data Management and Analyses, and collaboration with research partners. Karim has over 8 years of experience in building data analytics solutions for banking, micro-finance, utility sector, compliance and healthcare. Prior to this, he was leading an AI unit at Habib Bank Limited.


Head of Administration


Abid Ali is a highly qualified professional with an APICS-USA Supply Chain certification and an MBA degree from Muhammad Ali Jinnah University. He has a decade of experience in Administration, Operations, and Management in various industries, such as Aga Khan Education Service, Community World Service Asia (Church World Service), and Aga Khan University Hospital – AKUH.


Senior Manager Grants


Kamran Pyar Ali is the Senior Manager Grants at Vital Pakistan Trust. He holds an M.S in Project Management, M.B.A in Finance, and a certification in Good Clinical Practice from NCURA (USA). He has over 10 years of experience with Aga Khan University Hospital in various roles. His knowledge of IRB, budgeting, and regulatory compliance (national and international) is impressive, allowing him to ensure full compliance with the policies of both the institution and funding agencies concerning preaward and post-award grants management.


Head of Resource Development and Communications


Peter Lobo holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Hamdard Institute of Management Sciences. He has over 19 years of experience in Operations, Event Management, Alliances, Resource Development and Elite Client handling. In addition, he has worked with other industries and organizations, including Karwan-e-Hayat (KeH), The Aga Khan University (AKU), Education Fund for Sindh (EFS) and The Citizens Foundation (TCF).

Board Of Trustees


Dr. Imran Nisar is the Chairman of the VPT Board. He is a Senior Instructor (Research) and NIH Fogarty fellow at the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at Aga Khan University and obtained his medical degree from Karachi University in 2005 and a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Aga Khan University in 2011. He joined the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health in September 2009 as a Research Medical officer and was promoted to Research Supervisor in July 2011. He then progressed to a faculty position as Senior Instructor in December 2012. He has been involved with grant and proposal writing and is the Principal Investigator of two grants, one being funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the other by the World Health Organization EMRO region. He is also a co-investigator on two other grants funded by GAVI and the NIH, respectively. His area of expertise is Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and his research interests include Maternal and Child Health and Vaccine Preventable Diseases. He is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. in Population and Public Health program at Aga Khan University and co-directs the Infectious Disease Epidemiology course in the Master’s program at Aga Khan University.

Naila Hasan

Naila Hasan brings over three decades of experience in leading multinational corporations, both domestically and internationally. Her most recent role was as the Business Manager for Pakistan at AstraZeneca, where she served from 2013 to 2022. Previously, she held the position of Therapy Area Director at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for the Middle East & Africa, based in Dubai.

Before her tenure in Dubai, she worked at GlaxoSmithKline in Pakistan, holding various positions, with her last role as Marketing Director. Ms. Hasan initiated her career at Pfizer Pakistan. She holds an MBA degree from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi and is a certified director through the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.

Currently, Ms. Hasan serves on the boards of Premium Textile Mills and OLP Modaraba (formerly ORIX Modaraba).


Riaz Khandwala has over 25 years of experience in Finance with Bank of America and Municipal Bond Insurance Association (MBIA).

Since his retirement in 2017, Riaz has kept himself busy by taking on the role of a Detective with the Metropolitan Police in London, taking flying lessons, and honing his drawing and painting skills at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture.

Riaz holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Rice University, Houston.


Dr. Sana Syed is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist whose NIH-funded work focuses on improving global health and combatting childhood undernutrition. As an adjunct research faculty at AKU and an Associate Professor in Pediatrics and Data Science at the University of Virginia in the United States, Dr. Syed aims to facilitate precision medicine by improving the diagnosis and treatment of luminal inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract which contribute to poor growth in children. Her global health work uses cutting-edge molecular and computational methods to study the intestinal structure and function of environmental enteropathy, considered the primary driver for stunting in Pakistan, Zambia, and Bangladesh, as well as other inflammatory bowel diseases. Dr. Syed is also a champion for improving diversity and enabling career development, having spearheaded diversity-focused career development programs for women and underrepresented minorities in science and medicine.


Dr. Fatima Mir is an Associate Professor in the Section of Paediatrics Infectious Diseases at the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health. She is also the Section Head of the same. She completed her FCPS Paediatrics from the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan in 2006, and her MBBS from Khyber Medical College in Peshawar, Pakistan in 1997. She also has a Fellowship in Paediatric Infectious Diseases from The Aga Khan University, Pakistan which she completed in 2010.


Her research interests include Neonatal Infections and Paediatric HIV. She has had various professional roles in her field, including as an Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, and Senior Instructor at The Aga Khan University, Pakistan. She is a member of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council and the Pakistan Society of Infectious Diseases. Her clinical designation is Consultant Paediatrician, and her specialties include Paediatric Infectious Diseases.


Midhat holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi, where she was a Merit Scholarship Holder from 2006 to 2010. Since 2011, she has been serving as the Co-Founder & Director of TEXT, a big data and mobile stakeholder engagement platform for Pakistan. The platform has been granted funds by UKaid to expand education sector services across Pakistan and the Gates Foundation to innovate in primary healthcare services in Sindh’s public sector. Midhat was a Strategy Associate at The Resource Group, a holding company managing a global portfolio of companies in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and IT sectors, from 2010 to 2013. From 2013 to 2014, she served as an Honorary Member of The Fellowship, a series of lectures and workshops launched to groom young women and men who will lead Pakistan’s different Aga Khan Development Network institutions in the future. Her other initiatives include a web project for Oxfam USA’s project for girls’ education in Pakistan and a volunteer-based campaign for collecting donations for flood relief in Pakistan. She also attended The London School of Economics & Political Sciences in 2016 for Qualitative & Mixed Research Methods and is currently taking Data Scientist’s Toolbox from John’s Hopkins University through Online Learning.

Our Managers


Technical Lead – Family Planning


Dr. Nausheen is a highly dedicated and motivated healthcare management professional with over two decades of experience in primary and secondary healthcare, leadership, and training arenas in both the private and public sectors. She holds an MBBS degree and an MBA in Marketing from Greenwich University, Karachi. Additionally, Dr. Nausheen is a certified Sonologist and has attended numerous national and international training programs. Her outstanding work and commitment have been acknowledged by the various institutions she has worked for and she was awarded the prestigious ‘Promising Talent of the Year’ award by the Aman Foundation as a testament to her efforts.


Manager Outreach


Muhammad Anas Khan has an extensive professional background with 12 years of experience in the social sector, working with organizations like UNHCR, AKU, USAID, and NSP. He was the Senior Executive HR in NutriCo Pakistan Private Limited, a business unit of ICI Pakistan Limited, and Team Leader for the Sindh Government's Nutrition Support Program. He is currently the Manager of Outreach in the EPIK Project at Vital Pakistan Trust. His responsibilities include managing outreach activities and ensuring the project is implemented effectively and efficiently. He also works closely with the Government of Sindh and other stakeholders to strengthen outreach. With his bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Karachi in Public Administration and MS from ILMA Uni, combined with his vast experience in public health, he is a valuable asset to the project and highly dedicated to his work.


Manager Finance


Nousheen Farrukh is a Chartered Accountant ACA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and an Associate Forensic Accountant (AFA) from the Institute of Forensic Accountants of Pakistan. She has 10 years of diverse working experience in different firms and industries, including external audit, and internal audit Tax, and was associated with Gul Ahmed Electric Limited and Ryan Agencies as Deputy Manager and Manager – Finance, respectively, along with working as Senior Associate at PWC Tax.


Manager Communications


Sadaf is an experienced Communications professional, possessing a Master's degree in Business and Management from the University of Aberdeen, UK, as well as a Bachelor's in Marketing from Southeastern University, Greenwich Campus. With over 20 years of experience in Donor Relations and Communications within the social sector, she has worked with many local and international not-forprofits, such as Marie Stopes Society, Friendship International, CSM (a sister concern of Marie Stopes) and the Education Trust Nasra School. Her people skills make her an invaluable asset to any organization.

Partners & Collaborators

VITAL Pakistan has developed deep local partnerships and linkages to advance our mission of saving lives and improving the health of mothers and children in Pakistan.  


We are thankful for the generous contributions of our donors that help us in our mission to provide healthcare services to disadvantaged communities.


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