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. Nazir Ashraf Laghari, former Chairman and Head of the Department of Ophthalmology LUMHS, Jamshoro is an Ophthalmologist by profession. He holds DO from the University of London, FCPS – CPSP (Pakistan), FRCS from Royal College of Ireland, and FRC Ophth from Royal College of Ophthalmologists London. He is a pioneer in bringing the ophthalmic community together by reviving the ophthalmic society of Pakistan in Hyderabad. He has published more than 60 scientific research papers in national and international journals and attended International conferences on more than 110 occasions. He had been a former editor of the Scientific Medical Journal of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (JLUMHS), Jamshoro, Pakistan, and is currently a patron of Isra Medical Journal (IMJ) of Isra University. He is a recipient of Meritorious Awards from the President of Pakistan and Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also a recipient of the Best Teacher Award from the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award on the outstanding services in the field of ophthalmology, by the Lahore Ophthalmic Society of Pakistan in December 2017 and another similar lifetime achievement award by the Karachi Ophthalmic Society of Pakistan in September 2018. He has served as the president of the Ophthalmologist Society of Pakistan Centre and Dean Faculty of Ophthalmology at the College of Physician & Surgeons of Pakistan. He has national and international memberships like PM&DC, CPSP, GMC, AAO, ASCRS, ASVRS, ESCRS, ESVRS, ESPO, ESM&O, and also Founding Director of Isra Islamic Foundation. He has remained tutor/guide/supervisor of more than 20 scholars for postgraduate degrees leading to Masters and Ph.D. (FCPS, FRCS). Registered to practice in Ophthalmology in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Before joining as Vice-Chancellor at Isra University he was working as a senior consultant in Ophthalmology at Royal Gwent Hospital Newport, Teaching Hospital of University of Cardiff, South Wales, UK. He also served as Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Isra University, Hyderabad, and presently working as the Vice-Chancellor of Isra University.
Zaid Ahmed Laghari an ACCA part-qualified accountant with almost nine years of experience in accountancy and consulting firms, information technology firms, and security companies such as G4S London. In addition to this, he also has the experience of leading projects and administrative tasks for remote welfare ophthalmology camps arranged by welfare organizations. He is currently working as the Managing Director Isra University established pursuant to Isra University Act 1997 located in Hyderabad, Sindh province of Pakistan. The Isra University has 2 constituent colleges in Karachi (Al-Tibri Medical College) and in Islamabad (Al-Nafees Medical College). He was appointed during the turmoil period of the organization on terms to bring the organization back on its feet as it was being high jacked by individuals for personal motives. He oversees all non-academic matters of the University to ensure the smooth functioning of the University and its constituent colleges. He is also a member of Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) Pakistan, which is a committee formed by the local business community of the area to assist law enforcement agencies (LEA’s) voluntarily in regards to prevention of crime, data collections, data analysis, the performance of the LEA’s, an evaluation based on the data gathered. Previously He has worked as Head of Logistics in an information technology firm in the United Kingdom which was a company working on the research and development of data analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). He also worked for five years in the accountancy and consulting industry and has experience in assisting small-medium-sized companies during their incorporation process, in preparing and maintaining their books of accounts, and in preparing tax calculations ensuring compliance with HMRC rules and regulations. He has almost three years of experience working with security companies. He has worked with G4S and had the opportunity to be part of the 2012 London Olympics security team. He has worked as a team leader on this project and in coordination with the British Army and London Metropolitan Police. For the last 18 years, He has been voluntarily taking up the role of leading the administrative tasks of a blindness control program / an ophthalmology welfare camp which is executed every year in remote areas of Pakistan. Now, He is eager to work hard to normalize and stabilize the environment where ever need arises, presently his task is to harmonize the 3 campuses of Isra University which insha’Allah will be done in near future.
Dean (Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences)
Prof. Dr. Hussain Bux Kolachi is a Professor of Community Medicine with 35 years of undergraduate and 20 years of postgraduate teaching experience. After doing his MBBS in 1983 from Liaquat Medical College Jamshoro, he obtained M.Phil (Community Medicine) from the Institute of Public Health Lahore in 1990 and FCPS Community Medicine from the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan in 2011. He has presented/participated in more than 100 scientific National & International Conferences/Symposiums and workshops. He has written a chapter on snakebite in the Text Book of Public Health Published by Paramount Publisher in 2018. He has supervised 3 Research Thesis completed by M.Phil Program Scholars and 40 MPH postgraduates at LUMHS, Jamshoro. He has more than 26 Publications at his credit in recognized PMDC/HEC journals. He has remained as Dean and Chairperson Community Medicine Department in Liaquat Medical College, Jamshoro, and Chairperson of Dow International Medical College, Karachi, Chairperson & Associate Dean Isra University, Hyderabad from 8 January 2014 till date, & Associate Dean 2018. He has received Gold Medal from the Pakistan Academy Medical Sciences in 1988 on his research paper from the Governor of Sindh titled “Primary Health Care A Sindh Village Experience”. He has remained Co-founder of Bhan Beli NGO working in Tharparkar Desert and founder Goth Sudhar Sangat, Tando Kolachi and he made his Village Tando Kolachi a model village of Sindh. He is also a member of the Academic Council of LUMHS and Isra University. Presently, he is working as Dean of the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Isra University, Hyderabad, and Focal person COVID-19 which is affecting 118 countries of the world including Pakistan. WHO has declared the worst pandemic of this century.
Dean (Faculty of Clinical Sciences)
Shafi Muhammad Jatoi, Graduated from Liaquat Medical College, Jamshoro, and passed FCPS from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan. He worked as Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, and Director, Academics in Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro. He served as General Secretary and President Ophthalmology Society of Pakistan, Hyderabad. Branch, for many years. He was awarded Gold Medal Award on Philanthropic Work by Isra University, Distinguish by Services Award, Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, Syed Ramzan Ali Gold Medal Award, Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan, and University Best Teacher Award by the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad. He has more than 40 publications in the national and international Journals at his credit and has supervised many FCPS, MS, and DO Candidates in Ophthalmology. He is the author of the book “Clinical Ophthalmology”. He was Associate Dean Clinical Sciences at Isra University and at present, he is Dean Clinical Sciences, Isra University.
Dean Faculty of Engineering, Science & Technology
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rafique Abro, is a Professor and an Engineer by profession with a wide experience in Teaching, Research, and Administration of more than 40-years and he has been associated with the University of Sheffield, U.K., Yanbu Industrial College, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Bath University, U.K., Hamdard University, Karachi, University College of Engineering & Technology (Islamia University of Bahawalpur), Swedish College of Engineering & Technology, Rahim yar Khan, and now with Isra University, Hyderabad, in different capacities. He received a B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sindh in 1974 and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, U.K., in 1981. He received Post-Doctoral Training at the University of Bath, the U.K. in 1995 and he also rendered his services in the same university as Visiting Faculty. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Science & Technology.
Dean Faculty of Commerce, Economics and Management Sciences
Prof. Dr. Abdul Subhan Kazi did his Bachelors in Commerce from Sindh University. He did his Master of Business Administration from Isra University, was awarded a gold and silver medal for securing the faculty top and departmental top. He also holds a doctoral degree from Isra University. He has over eighteen years of teaching experience. He has published several papers both in national and international journals. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Economics and Management Sciences.
Dean, Faculty of Dentistry & Allied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Zahid Iqbal is a graduate of Karachi University (Karachi Medical & Dental College) in Dental Surgery and a Fellow of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan in Operative Dentistry. Soon after graduation & FCPS residency, Dr. Zahid joined Ziauddin Dental College/Ziauddin University as a senior lecturer, Karachi. In 2010, after his FCPS in Operative Dentistry, he promoted to Assistant Professor and Consultant Restorative Dentist in Ziauddin University/Hospital. Later, he left abroad and started working as an Assistant Professor at the College of Dentistry/Qassim University Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr.Zahid joined Isra Dental College in 2014 as Chairperson/Assistant Professor where he was promoted as Associate Professor in 2016 and as Professor in 2019. Presently he is holding the position of Dean, Faculty of Dentistry & Allied Sciences, Isra University Hyderabad. Apart from this; he is a postgraduate supervisor and examiner of FCPS and MDS Program in Operative Dentistry at Isra University & CPSP. He is also a Consultant Endodontist and Restorative Dentist in Isra Dental Hospital and Dental Specialists Centre Karachi. He is also facilitated various continuing dental education programs in Isra Dental College. He has presented internationally in AEEDC 2013 Dubai and FDI 2017 Madrid Spain and in local conferences. He has a number of publications in national journals. He is also President of the Pakistan Association of Operative Dentists and Endodontists.