About PCA Board Members

Founder Chairman Dr. Abdul Gaffar Billoo

Professor Dr. Abdul Gaffar Billoo is the founder/ father of HANDS and served as chairperson of governing board from inception to 2019. He is a philanthropist and associated with these services since 1975. He is a renowned pediatrician of Pakistan. He received his Diploma in Child Health, Tropical Medicine, and Hygiene from the United Kingdom in 1962. He qualified for his MRCP and FRCP and was appointed a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 1986. He was awarded with Sitara e-Imtiaz for public services, the most prestigious civilian award in March 2007. He was former Professor of Pediatrics & Head of the Department of Pediatrics, Dow Medical & Civil Hospital Karachi, Dean Faculty of Medicine, University of Karachi. Currently Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Professor Emeritus Aga Khan University Hospital & Consultant Pediatrician.

Chairman Dr. Saeed Ismail

Dr. Saeed Ismail did his MBBS from Dow Medical College Karachi in 1983 and received his MCPS in pediatrics from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan in 1986. Did his MBA from IBA and Pakistan Institute of Management in 2007 with a specialization in Human Resource Management and Marketing. Fellow of SEDC LUMS with training as Master Trainer in People and Organization Management. Fellow of LEAD with training in Leadership and Environment issues from LEAD International. He has conducted numerous workshops on primary health care and community mobilization and is the Founder, Executive Director and Chairman of the Society for Children with Autism and Learning Differences (SCALED) & the Pakistan Centre for Autism.

Vice Chairman Mr. Saleem Ullah Memon

  • Currently serving as CEO of Thar Energy Limited and Thalnova Limited (two independent power producers utilizing Thar coal with capacity of 330 MW each) as part of Hub Power Company
  • 25 years of business management experience in leading Groups like Engro and Hubco in the areas of marketing, business development, trading and energy
  • Graduate of IBA Karachi in 1998
  • Currently serving on Board of Directors of the following companies:
    • Thar Energy Limited
    • Thalnova Limited
    • Hub Power Services Limited
    • China Power Hub Generation Limited
    • Narowal Energy Limited
    • Laraib Energy Limited
    • Hub Power Holding Limited
    • Prime Energy Limited
    • Thar Foundation Limited

Finance Secretary Mr. Babar Qamar Alam

General Secretary Dr. Abdul Rasheed Memon

Dr. Abdul Rasheed Memon did his MBBS from Liaquat University of Medical Health Sciences, Jamshoro, and residency in Pediatrics and Child Health at Aga Khan University where he is currently a lecturer in the same department. He is the Founder Member of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Pakistan and PSIMD (Pakistan Society of Inborn Error of Metabolic Diseases), Member Governing Board of the Society for Children with Autism and Learning Differences (SCALeD) and Pakistan Pediatric Association.

Joint Secretary Ms. Abida Dada

Ms. Abida Dada is a businesswomen, and she participates in fund raising activities for different nonprofit organizations including HANDS, Kiran Foundation and the Pakistan Centre for Autism.

Public Relation Secretary Ms. Abida Garib

Dr. Aisha Mehnaz

She graduated from Dow Medical College. She did her fellowship from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan and a master’s in Health Professional Education. She has served as Head of the Pediatric Dept. at DUHS (Dow University of Health Sciences) and as Associate Dean of Medical Education at CPSP. Dr. Aisha is Chairperson of Konpal, an NGO working for Children’s Rights and against all kinds of child abuse and maltreatment. Extensively worked in the area of children’s health and protection. A particular area of interest in Infectious diseases, Child development and learning disorders, Liver and GI diseases, Child Protection, medical education, and Research. She has published over a hundred original papers, articles, and reports in reputable journals and newspapers. Also the recipient of President’s Gold medal award for services to children’s health care and protection and Ashoka Award for social entrepreneurship

Ms. Sabina Khatri

Ms. Sabina Khatri is a member of the Governing Board Society for Children with Autism and Learning Differences (SCALeD). She is an Educationist, Nutritionist and a Social Worker. She has done a Diploma in Nutrition and Fitness from Penn Foster High School, Certification for Fitness professional from AAFA (Aerobic and Fitness Association of America), Senior Fitness, First Aid and CPR. She is the Founder and Chairperson of the Kiran Foundation and Philanthropist group called NEEED Welfare work.

Mr. Haroon Qasim

Mr. Haroon Qasim is a business person and is the Managing Director of PharmEvo.

Ms. Samia Mujtaba

Samia has been associated with Kiran School System since last seven years. She trains teachers and works very closely with mothers of Kiran School children. She teaches them language skills and empowers them with confidence to boost their self-esteem. Her past experience includes association with Readyslexics (Pvt) Ltd for over 23 years, where she also served as a Director for five years. She is a dedicated professional gifted with exceptional communications skills and a strong focus on remedial teaching for children with learning difficulties. To deliver quality special education she has earned diploma from Hornsby Institute London, and a Certificate from Institute of Multi-Sensory Education USA. Multi- Sensory Education is a comprehensive training on Orton-Gillingham method. To further reinforce her skills she practiced at Readyslexics through Hornsby. Samia was also responsible for monitoring and training resource teachers at Humqadum Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes and supports inclusive education.

Dr. Zebunnisa Ahmed

Dr. Zebunnisa Ahmed is doctor by profession and serves as one of the Governing member of Society for Children with Autism and Learning Differences.