Profile of Leadership
Prof. Dr. Asadullah Kazi, a gold medalist of the University of Sindh, holds master's and doctoral degrees in engineering geology from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London. He has over forty years of experience in application of geology to civil engineering practice. Besides working in the former SEATO Graduate School, and UNESCO, he has held senior faculty positions in national and international institutes of repute. He has published more than sixty five technical papers in refereed journals and conferences of international repute and participated in several conferences, seminars and symposia. He is listed in the internationally credited MARQUIS "Who is Who in Science and Engineering (1996)” and "Who is Who in the World (2001)”. He was declared, "Man of the year 2002" in education, by the South Asia Publications. He is listed in the "Top 100 Engineers (2008)" by the International Biographical Centre, England (U.K.). He is the Chancellor of Isra University.
Prof. Dr. Ghulamqadir Kazi, is an Ophthalmologist by profession. He obtained FRCS from Glasgow, FRC Ophth. from UK, and fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology from King Khalid Specialist Eye Hospital, Riyadh. He worked at senior teaching positions in King Faisal University, Dammam and taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has supervised dissertations, conducted research, published in refereed journals and participated in conferences, seminars and symposia. His major achievements are organization of Blindness Prevention Program at national and international levels and pioneering the establishment of Isra University. He has received citations and awards from various organizations. He was recognized as a distinguished Ophthalmologist by the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology in the field of “Prevention of Blindness”. He was also honoured with “Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award” by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He was also declared as the “Man of the year 2005” in the field of Medical Science by the South Asia Publications. He is the President of Isra Islamic Foundation, and also the Vice Chancellor of Isra University.
Pro Vice Chancellor (Health Sciences), Hyderabad
Dr. Abdul Ghani Kazi, holds Diploma in Anaesthesia from the Royal College of Surgeons and Royal College of Physicians of UK, and Ph.D. in Acupuncture from Singapore. He draws from a rich and diverse international experience of more than 35 years in Ireland, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. He specializes in alternative medicine and pain relief. He setup and managed pain clinic in Security Forces Hospitals, Riyadh, KSA. He has several publications to his credit and has participated in several conferences and seminars. He is the Director of Isra University Hospital and Isra University Welfare Hospital. He is also an Executive Director of Isra Islamic Foundation. He is the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences at Isra University, Hyderabad.
Pro Vice Chancellor (Engineering & Management Sciences), Hyderabad
Dr. Hameedullah Kazi, is a computer engineering professional with over 12 years of international experience in teaching, research and software development. He obtained Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) from MUET, Jamshoro, and Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Purdue University, USA and Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science from the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand. He draws experience from a diverse background of working in the American telecom sector and software development industry as well as serving in key positions in the academia. He has presented and published research papers at premier conferences and in peer reviewed journals of world class repute. He also serves as a reviewer and editorial board member for several international conferences and journals. He is an HEC approved supervisor for Ph.D. in the discipline of engineering with specialization in Computer Engineering & Science. He has served as the Vice Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Science & Technology and as Director Student Affairs at the University. He is the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Engineering & Management Sciences at Isra University, Hyderabad.
Pro Vice Chancellor Karachi Campus
Prof. Dr. Ghulam Husain Siddiqi, holds doctoral degree in civil engineering from Texas Tech University, USA. He specializes in structural and computational mechanics. He has over forty years of experience in teaching, research and development, and engineering practice in Pakistan and abroad. He has more than twenty publications in refereed journals of international repute and participated in several conferences and seminars. His achievements include 'Meritorious Technical Paper' and 'Noteworthy Contribution to Civil Engineering' Awards from American Society of Civil Engineers. He is also a co-author of 'Seismic Design Criteria for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia' and 'Guidelines for Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia'. He has served as the Director of Research, Extension & Advisory Services of Isra University. He is the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Isra University, Karachi Campus.
Pro Vice Chancellor Islamabad Campus
Prof. Dr. Altaf Ali G. Shaikh, has an M.Sc in Electronics from University of Sindh, Jamshoro. He completed his MS in Nuclear Physics in 1979 and Ph.D. in Semi Conductor Physics in 1983 from George August University, Goettingen, Germany. With over 38 years of teaching, research and administrative experience, he has served as a faculty member and Professor at the University of Sindh, Jamshoro and Scientific Assistant at the George August University, Goettingen, Germany. He served as Secretary of the Board of Intermediate Education, Karachi (1990-1992) and Secretary Board of Secondary Education, Karachi (1992-1996). He joined the former University Grants Commission (UGC) as Director General of Administration in 1996. He was given the additional charge of the Chairman, Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Islamabad in 1997. At UGC, he served in key posts such as Director General of Administration, Director General of Curriculum, Advisor Curriculum and Training. After the creation of Higher Education Commission, he served as Advisor Human Resource Development, Advisor Research & Development and Academics. Later he was promoted to the post of Member Academics in BPS-22. He is the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Isra University, Islamabad Campus.
Pro Vice Chancellor (Health Sciences), Islamabad Campus
Prof. Dr. Umar Ali Khan, is Professor of Physiology with over 21 years of teaching experience. After doing his MBBS from Nishtar Medical College, Multan he obtained his M.Phil from Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lahore, where he stood First. Later he completed his Fellowship in Physiology (FCPS) from College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan. He has presented papers and participated in more than 100 National and International Conferences. He has more than 26 publications to his credit. He is Editor of Isra Medical Journal, Member of Editorial Board of Medical Teacher and Assistant Editor of Pakistan Journal of Physiology. He is also an approved Supervisor and Examiner for FCPS in Physiology. He is Executive Vice President, Association for Excellence in Medical Education, Secretary General, International Conference in Medical Education, Member, Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Member, International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), and Institutional Nominee for International Association for Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA). He is the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences at Isra University, Islamabad Campus.
Prof. Dr. Nazir Ashraf Laghari, former Chariman and Head of the Department of Ophthalmology LUMHS, Jamshoro is an Opthalmologist by profession. He holds DO (England), FCPS (Pakistan), FRCS (Ireland), and FRCOphth (London). He established the Eye department at LUMHS, Jamshoro and brought the Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan (OSP) to Hyderabad. He has published more than 20 scientific research papers in national and international journals. He has actively participated, presented scientific work and attended international conferences on more than 60 occasions. He is a recipient of Meritorious Awards from the President of Pakistan and Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology. At present, he is Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Allied Medical Sciences, and the Director of Isra Institute of Ophthalmology.
Prof. Dr. Rafique Ahmed Memon, is a professor of Operative Dentistry with 34 years of teaching experience at LUMHS, Jamshoro. He is a BDS graduate of 1974 and holds DGDS, MCPS & MDS qualifications. He worked as Dean Faculty of Dentistry LUMHS for six years and as Professor of Operative Dentistry for twelve years. He has more than 25 scientific presentation and publications at national & international conferences. He was member of the Education Committee, Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan and member of PM&DC and its different committees. He is also Member Faculty of Dentistry, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Pakistan. He has also served on the Executive Committee of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PM&DC). He is the Dean Faculty of Dentistry at Isra University, Hyderabad.
Dean FES&T and FCE&MS
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Bhatti, earned Ph.D degree in Electronic Communication Engineering from University of London, United Kingdom. He specialized in Electronics and Radio Engineering from University of Sindh. He possesses more than 40 years of teaching experience at graduate and post graduate levels. He has published more than twenty papers and participated in several conferences and seminars. He served Alfatah University, Tripoli Libya for more than four years. He worked as Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Sindh, Jamshoro and served the Government of Sindh as Director Technical Education Sindh, where he introduced B.Tech (Pass) and B.Tech (Hons) Courses for the first time in Technical Education. He is the Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Science & Technology as well as the Faculty of Commerce, Economics & Management Sciences at Isra University, Hyderabad.
Executive Director, IIF
Mr. Saleem Kazi, is a graduate of the University of Sindh in economics. He successfully completed Registered Industrial Accountant Course from Canada in 1982. He has more than thirty years experience in financial management, administration, and public relations. For the past 24 years, he has been successfully engaged in management of construction projects and has acquired in-depth knowledge of local material market as well as development and management of various activities designed to enhance the effectiveness of the strategic workforce in achieving organizational goals. He has completed Construction Management program conducted by NED University of Engineering and Technology and in Finance & Accounting for Non-Financial Executives conducted by Pakistan Institute of Management. He has been the driving force behind the architectural splendor, development and construction of Isra University Campuses. Presently he holds the positions of Director Finance and Director Planning & Development, Isra University. He is an Executive Director of Isra Islamic Foundation.
Dr. Naimatullah Siyal, is the first Pakistani Ophthalmologist to start lasik refractive surgery in Pakistan at Isra University Hyderabad. He is associated with Isra University since its inception. He did his MCPS from College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan in 1979 and MS in 2008. He played a leading role in establishing Al-Ibrahim Eye Hospital Malir, Karachi in 1989, Al-Maghriby Eye Hospital, Sudan in 1995, Isra Institute of Ophthalmology Hyderabad in 1997 and Makkah Eye Hospital Complex, Sudan in 2002. He has several gold medals to his credit: a) Blindness control gold medal from Ophthalmic Society of Pakistan in May 2002, b) Gold medal for recognition of services to assist blindness control program in Sudan by International Friendship Council Sudan in April 2004, and c) Hakeem Muhammad Saeed life time achievement award 2008-2009. His ophthalmology work spreads over South East, Asia and Africa through eye camps. He is the Director, Isra Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology. He is also an Executive Director of Isra Islamic Foundation.