idea to form the Pakistan Aspirin Foundation was conceived by Mr.
Ishtiaqur Rehman in 1997 while he was affiliated with Reckitt &
Coleman Pharmaceuticals as Marketing Director. Formal discussions started
among a multidisciplinary group of healthcare professionals during August
1997.Initial work was carried out by Dr. K. A. Abbasi and Mr. Shaukat Ali
Jawaid. Constitution and Byelaws of the Foundation were drafted and
discussed among founder members before applying for registration. Pakistan
Aspirin Foundation got registered with Government of Sindh vide letter
dated March 21st 1998 No. SO-11/IAMD/14-6-98..The first meeting of the
Foundation was held at Karachi on April 18th 1998. Prof.
Mahmood Ali Malik from Lahore was unanimously elected as the Founder
begin with the founder members included Prof. Mahmood Ali Malik and Prof.
Mumtaz Hasan from Lahore, Prof. Abdus Samad, Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary, Mr.
Lateef Sheikh, Dr. M. Ishaq, Prof Ejaz Ahmad Vohra, Mr. Ishtiaq- ur-
Rehman, Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid and Mr. Qamar -uz - Zaman all from Karachi,
Prof. Saad Rana from Islamabad, Dr. Sher M. Khan from Peshawar and
Dr. Ashur Khan from Rawalpindi. Later on Prof. Mahmood Raza from
Quetta, Prof. Javed Akram from Lahore and Mr. Aminul Haque from Karachi
were also inducted as founder members.
a meeting of the Executive Council held at Swat in February 2000, it was
decided that all the consultants founder members will pay a one time
contribution of Rs. 10,000/- It was also resolved to induct more life
members from the healthcare professionals as well as from the industry.
Doctors will have to pay one time contribution of Rs.10, 000/- while those
from the industry will pay a one-time contribution of Rs.15, 000/-. Since
then many new life members
have been enrolled. The membership
funds it was also resolved will not be used for day-to-day
activities. Instead they will be invested in some profit-generating scheme
of in fixed deposit. M/s Reckitt and Coleman Pharmaceuticals extended
valuable help and assistance by sponsoring all the activities of Pakistan
Aspirin Foundation for almost two years.