If you are ready to challenge yourself, have strength of character and come up to the
expectation to some of greatest minds in Pakistan; SAHARA welcomes you! SAHARA is
home to the pride of performance winners. All our Preceptors are Ph. Ds; fellowship or
Master’s degree holders. The Curriculum at Sahara is learner activating; patient centered,
clinically oriented and will introduce you to patient presentations in all your learning from day
one; which will progress to clinical clerkships, where you will be shadowing clinicians. Our
class rooms, laboratories, clinics have been designed with the curriculum in mind. Digital
interactive smart boards; Audio-visual aids, free LAN; Wi-Fi internet, in a purpose built
resource-facility where you (student as well as the faculty) can access multiple sources of
learning including online books; digital library; indigenously uploaded class interactions;
powered mannequins; interactive assessments; best-practice guidelines as well as an
extensive library of audio & video files.
To cater to your good mental health we have a dedicated team of trained student counselors
ready to guide you. You may be one of the few, who will be selected to join the class of
2020; to become the “SAHARIAN” forever.
Narowal, is a city in the northeast of the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city is the capital of Narowal District and Narowal Tehsil. It is situated on the banks of Ravi River about 4–5 km from the Indian border.
Sahara for Life Trust
“SAHARAfor Life Trust” is a tax exempted charitable organization Registration No. (DDSW, WD&DM-LD
(REGD) /98-1135 of 1998) enjoying consultative status with United Nations (U.N) (under the charter of DESA)
as well as certified by Pakistan Center for Philanthropy (PCP) and accredited by charity commissions of U.K,
USA. SFLT envisions to reach the unreached and serve the undeserved through projects in health, education
and social sectors in remote areas of Pakistan along with attending to any national or international catastrophes
like war, earthquake & flood worldwide. The founder and Chairman of the Trust Abrar Ul Haq (S.E, T.I) is a
symbol of human service, internationally known social worker, a music ICON and “OIC’s Humanitarian
SAHARA For Life Trust as a National level organization working in all the provinces of the country and its first
project is “Sughra ShafiMedical Complex”, a 600 bedded PMDC, ISO, Ministry of Health and University of
Health Sciences, Lahore certified General Hospital. SSMC is providing state of art healthcare facilities to more
than 4.5 million population of catchment area. All medical and surgical services including emergencies are
offered 24/7, free of cost or in subsidized charges to poor & marginalized people of Narowal and so far more
than 2.7 million patients have been treated.
SAHARA Medical College is 2nd mega project with the aim to cater the health care needs of remote
underprivileged areas by educating health care professionals to the highest international standards and
stimulating innovation through research and discover, disseminate, and apply knowledge to improve health
and reduce the burden of illness on society. SAHARA Medical College will entertain class of 100 medical
students, with a planned expansion to 150 students. This college is serving as a subsidiary of the SSMC and
subsidize the running cost of hospital.
About Medical College & Hospital Campus
The campus is situated in a land of fifty five acres approximately with a built up area of 9,00,000 sq.ft.
The college consists of various buildings housing different facilities such as administrative block, lecture theatre, separate hostels for boys, girls and interns, for PG students 155 suites with attached kitchen & bathroom, Emergency and Casualty services, O P D, 600 Bed Hospital with Modern Operation theatres, Radiology with facilities of MRI (1.5 tesla), DSA (Digital Substracting Angiography), CT Scan & Mammography besides X-ray, Microbiology, Pathology and Biochemistry Labs, Auditorium, Animal House, Postmortem Block with gallery and a full fledged Blood Bank with Blood Component facility, Bungalow for the Principal and residential apartments for Staff (102 quarters for teachers) and modern guest house are situated behind a panoramic view.
The teacher student ratio is 1:2.
The college library is located in the main building covering an area of about 17500 Sq.ft. It is well appointed with well-furnished reading rooms besides large number of latest text and reference books on all aspects of medical sciences and subscribes to 113 National and International Journals. Further each department has its own departmental library, equipped with Audio Visual Aids and for up-to-date reference on any subject the library is connected with Broadband Internet facility. All the journals are subscribed for online services also.
Post Graduate courses in the subjects of Anatomy, Physiology,Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Bio-chemistry,Community Medicine,
General Medicine, Dermatology Venereology & Leprosy, Paediatrics,General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Psychiatry & E.N.T., Anaesthesiology, Radio-diagnosis,
and Obstetric & Gynaecology are available.
Vision & Mission Statement
Vision of UHS
“Qualitative and Quantitative Revolution in Medical Education and
Research through Evolution and thereby improve Health Care delivery to
Mission of the Institute
Sahara Medical College, Narowal has set its mission to produce
medical graduates who abide by the rigor of scientific discipline and are
altruistic, humane, knowledgeable, through research and evidence-based
medicine, Skillful and dutiful to their profession and the
society at large.
OUTCOMES OF THE PROGRAM
Attain sufficient medical knowledge
Exhibit excellent clinical skills
Manage critical and non-critical patients independently or as a team
Demonstrate professional, ethical and culturally-appropriate behavior
Work effectively as a team leader in a health care setting
Demonstrate clear and efficient writing and verbal communication abilities
Be a good researcher & life-long learner.
Serve the ailing humanity in rural areas of Pakistan
Medicine is not just an occupation or a career but a profession. We at
SAHARA Medical College, Narowal will strive to instill in out students an
appreciation of the meaning of service, a love of learning that will stay with
them throughout their professional lives and a sense of duty to their
patients, their colleagues and their community. Moreover, SMC’s program
in medical education is designed to foster excellence in the future leaders of
medicine. The focus of our educational program is not nearly the transfer of
information but the transformation of the learner in a culture providing that
ingenious combination of support and challenge that leads to education. We
have designed a program to provide a broad, rigorous and flexible
foundation that will enable students to reach their highest potential of
achievements. Students are trained to developed sensitivity to the world of
the patient and to the social contexts in which medicine is practiced. We are
launching an entirely new medical school curriculum based an integrated
and interdisciplinary teaching of basic sciences and clinical medicine we are
truly breaking new ground in Pakistan with introduction of this very
innovative curriculum. Student's participation in curriculum innovation and in
the outcome to determine which Innovations are the most effective is an
integral part of this very exciting program.
Come, Join us in creating medical history. I promise you an enriching,
exciting and fulfilling learning experience at SAHARA Medical College,
Message of Executive Director
“Do not turn away a poor man…even if all you can give is half a date. If you love the poor and bring them near you…Allah will bring you near Him on the Day of Resurrection” Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
I express my very sincere appreciation to all those who love mankind and express this love by taking care of suffering humanity. SAHARA for Life Trust takes the pride in accepting the credit of successfully establishing & operating Sughra Shafi Medical Complex Narowal (SSMC), a 600 bed General Hospital and so far more than 3.0 million patients have been treated free of cost. The cost of providing medical care in accordance with International standards is continuously on the rise and the annual budget is 400 million per year. A number of new equipments and resources are required for the better dispensation of health services at hospital.
Another mega project of SLT is SAHARA Medical College with the aim to cater the health care needs of remote underprivileged areas by educating health care professionals to the highest international standards and stimulating innovation through research and discover, disseminate, and apply knowledge to improve health and reduce the burden of illness on society. SAHARA Medical College is entertaining a class of 100 medical students, with a planned expansion to 150 students. This college is serving as a subsidiary of the SSMC and subsidize the running cost of hospital. We are earnestly and continuously striving our best to scale newer heights in the pursuit of excellence, with an earnest and dedicated mind to uphold the noble profession and to flourish, year after year. We are committed to make available to the public the benefits of the most modern and technological developments in the field of medical sciences.
The support of our valued donors including individuals, families, communities, organizations and well-wishers of Pakistan will play a crucial role in taking the Fund to its new height in the years ahead. I am truly indebted to all the donors both individual and institutional for reposing their belief in SAHARA for Life Trust.
I am particularly appreciative to all Board of Governors, for their timely direction and continuous support. Finally I am enormously obliged and proud of the devotion and hard work being rendered by all the staff working in SAHARA for Life Trust, who worked determinedly round the clock to complete our mission.
“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and are immortal” (Abraham Lincoln).
Medical Education and Healthcare is changing very fast, locally as well as
globally. Those who are ready to accept challenges are welcomed to SAHARA
Medical College, Narowal. The inspiring and purpose built architecture of this
modern medical institution, having diverse and experienced faculty, innovative
curriculum, internationally recognized teaching hospital, opportunities for
community service learning and inter-professional education provides avenues for
inculcating professionalism, altruism, holistic medical education, patient centered
approach and life-long learning. SAHARA Medical College is aimed to train
competent and humane Healthcare teams who can also serve the underprivileged
ailing humanity at their doorsteps.
“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.” “Aristotle”.
Recognized By: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC)
Affiliated with: University of Health Sciences, Lahore
Approved By: Ministry of Health, Pakistan
Declaration of Geneva
At the time of being admitted as a member of the medical profession:
I solemnly pledge myself to consecrate my life to the service of humanity,
I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude which is their due,
I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity the health of my patient
will be my first consideration,
I will not permit considerations of religion, nationality, race, party politics or social
standing to intervene between my duty and my patient,
I will maintain the utmost respect for human life from the time of conception, even
under threat, I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity,
I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honor .