A Message from the President
Najeeb Rehman MD
I am humbled to be again serving our alumni in this capacity after 12 years. When I joined NANA almost two decades ago, things were much gloomy and politically stuck in the rut. To my dismay, nothing was being done for our beloved Nishtar. I am really proud where we are today and to be part of this dynamic change in the last 15 years. Credit goes to some of the past young office bearers and few of the most dedicated seniors. I take this opportunity to thank all those who have given their valuable time and/or donated generously for the very noble cause of our Alma mater.
If you have not already done so, I encourage you to visit our Facebook page and like us. On our Facebook page, you will find pictures of many of our events and news about Nishtar.
NANA takes pride in developing the largest scholarship fund ($1,000,000) in APPNA’s history. We have completed several diverse projects at Nishtar. To just name a few, we installed BLS/ACLS lab, extended neo-natal ward, and built endoscopy suite. We need you to be part of this venture and help us with your ideas and commitment, so we can serve the needy patients and help train the next generations of Nishtarians.
I hope you will reflect upon your time at Nishtar with nostalgia and that you will share your fondest memories with us. Encourage your other classmates to join us too. Join us at the annual meeting of APPNA in Dallas this July or at one of the other meetings scheduled for this year. I also invite you to join us in shaping the future of our alumnus so that we can better serve our alma mater and those poor patients whom we left behind in Multan.
If you have questions or concerns about NANA or Nishtar, please feel free to contact me, or any of the other executive members. Please also contact us if you are interested in donating or helping for a specific cause.
You may have left Nishtar but Nishtar never leaves you.
I would like to extend a welcome to our new member of the Executive Committee, Dr. Sadiq Naveed, who will be our treasurer for 2018.
I want to personally thank our past President Dr. Mohammed Javed Iqbal, who did a very good job in representing us. I would also like to extend a special thanks Dr Rashid Piracha for helping to guide us for the last several years and Dr. Hamid Mukhtar for keeping our website maintained and running.
I look forward to making this a fantastic and productive year for all of us.
Najeeb Rehman, MD FACC FASE FASNC
NANA President 2018