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About PRIME Foundation

Prime Foundation strives for achieving excellence in the fields of health, education and research while conforming to the socio-cultural norms and values. Its paradigm is neither familial nor commercial like several others but instead its focus is to contribute towards an improved access to the health & development initiatives and services by all, especially those who can’t afford, in a sustainable manner. It is governed by a Board of Directors (BoD) who are highly qualified and credible professionals from various walks of life. The prime objects of the foundation are:

1. To develop and sustain institutions in the fields of health, education and research.

2. To contribute towards the community services and development in a sustainable manner with focus on marginalized and underserved.

Since its inception in 2005, PF has been working as a registered charitable organization in the health and development sector duly registered under of the Companies’ Ordinance, 1984 as a not-for-profit association. It has generic and project-specific MoUs with the Economic Affairs Division of Pakistan, and implements all of its community services & research projects after acquiring formal go ahead and No Objection certificates (NOCs) from the relevant authorities. Likewise, all of its educational institutes and healthcare institutions are formally registered with the relevant registering and regulatory bodies.

The principal achievements of the PF is the establishment of several ISO certified premier institutes of health professions education & research. They are:

  1. Peshawar Medical College (PMC),
  2. Peshawar Dental College (PDC),
  3. Department of Postgraduate Education,
  4. Rufaidah Nursing College (RNC), and
  5. Prime Institute of Public Health (PIPH).
PF is fast heading towards the inception of its own University by the name of Prime University.

PF is involved in a large number of health & nutrition; capacity building, health information and systems development projects; public health interventions, surveys and researches in collaboration with a host of public and private sector partners duly sponsored by the UN systems and other national & international agencies. Until now, PF have managed services and research grants of more than PKR 1.3 billion for the community health and uplift in various parts of the country especially for the benefit of the conflict torn communities of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province including the disadvantaged southern and merged districts. This is over and above the millions of subsidies it provides each year as its corporate social responsibility to the disadvantaged students and patients through the network of its healthcare and educational institutions. The healthcare institutions of the Prime Foundation are:

  1. Kuwait Teaching hospital
  2. Mercy Teaching Hospital
  3. Prime Teaching Hospital
  4. Peshawar Dental Hospital, and
  5. Community Health & Development Center, Garhi Sherdad

PF has functional MoUs with the national and international healthcare, educational & research bodies within the country and abroad including one with the WHO and Hargeisa University that led to the creation of a critical workforce of local ophthalmologists in Somaliland, and the same is ongoing for their strengthened and sustained self-sufficiency in eye care.

The foundation has been able to manage the projects and programs in a manner that on the one end they addressed the health and humanitarian needs of the people, displaced persons and communities; and on the other furnished evidence for long term impact such as pioneering the pairing of IPV and OPV in this part of the country and demonstrating an integrated healthcare model of community engagement in conflicted affected areas thus reaching the unreached. These efforts later translated into national policy and recognized as a model with positive regional implications and impact to receive the BMJ South Asia Award of the year in 2017. PF has a long list of national and international partners. To list just a few, they were / are the WHO, UNICEF, CIDA, GIZ, IDRF (Canada), Concern Worldwide, Mercy Malaysia, AKU, PIMA, FIMA, Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan, Department of Health Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa etc.

Charter of Prime Foundation

  • To establish, manage, maintain, own, administer, promote, control and subsidize educational institutions, computer literacy centers, schools, colleges, institutions for study and research, centers of learning, reading rooms, hostels, boarding houses, and other institutions for basic education, adult literacy, advanced studies and other educational activities.
  • To establish, construct, promote, organize, finance, administer, manage and maintain orphan center for providing food, clothing, shelter, education, medical care and counseling to the deserving orphans.
  • To take appropriate measures to address the problems of refugees by providing them education, professional and vocational trainings, technical skills, shelter, feeding, clothing, medical facility and to assist in the process of their repatriation and resettlement.
  • To establish, own, construct, set up, acquire, manage and operate hospitals, maternity homes, MCH, Day Care centers, Diagnostic Centers, Research Institutes, emergency care centers, mobile emergency units, ambulance services, and to provide all sorts of medical treatment and health services.
  • To construct, establish, manage, organize, finance and administer the institutions necessary for the advancement of moral, ethical and spiritual values of the society.
  • To establish, maintain, run, manage and administer aid programmes providing relief and help to the needy, the poor and the destitute and to grant relief donation for and during calamities undertake such charitable and philanthropic activities which in the opinion of the Foundation would assist and benefit mankind and to work for alleviation of human sufferings from catastrophes.
  • To fund, aid, construct, set up, manage, maintain, administer, assist and run hostels, centres, old houses, mosques, play grounds for the benefit and convenience of the public.
  • To print, publish issue, circulate and assist in printing, publishing and issuing and circulating papers (not being news papers), periodicals, and books, publication.
  • The Foundation shall not itself set up or otherwise engage in industrial and commercial activities or in any manner function as a trade organization.
  • The Foundation shall not exploit or offend the religious susceptibilities of the people.

  • Board of Directors


    Dr. Muhammad Ishaque
    Dr. Syed Iftikhar Husain
    Dr. Asfandiyar

    Dr. Abdur Rahman
    Mr. Inayat Ullah
    Mr. Zaigham Hasan

    Dr. Mrs. Saeeda Khatoon
    Prof (Rtd) Dr. Naheed Ali
    Dr. Fazli Wahab