Pakistan Hypertension League was conceived by Prof. Azhar Masood A. Faruqui and his associates in 1995, but officially launched in June 1997. The Founding Council of members included Prof. Azhar Masood A. Faququi, Prof. Mohammad Ishaq, Prof. Kalimuddin Aziz, Prof. Ejaz A. Vohra, Dr. MAqbool H. Jafary, Prof. Nazir Ahmed Memon & Prof. Ashfaq A. Khan (late). The Founding group met on several occasions to make preparations and draft the statutes.A steering committee meeting comprising of leading experts in their respective fields met to draft the statutes and in June 1997 the league was officially launched at Hotel Pearl Continental Karachi.

The Founder members elected Prof. Azhar M. A. Faruqui as the Founder President and Prof. Mohammad Ishaq as Founder General Secretary. The other office bearers were as below:







Prof. Patrick J
Mulrow Gen Sec of
WHL at inaugural session

Founder Members Steering Committee:
Prof. Azhar Masood A. Faruqui Patron
Prof Abdul Hafeez Chaudhary President
Prof. Feroz Memon Vice President PHL
Prof. Mohammad Ishaq Secretary General
Javaid Akbar Sial Joint Secretary
Prof Ejaz A Vohra Chairman CME
Prof. Saulat Siddique Chairman Scientic Committee
Prof. Khalida Soomro Treasurer
Prof. Mohammad Ishaq Editor Newsletter
Maj. (Retd.) M. Rehan Ashraf Public Relations
Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawiad Coordinator Press & Media
Executive Members:
Prof. Kalimuddin Aziz Prof. Shaukat M. Malik
Prof. M. Hazullah Prof. Ata Khan
Gen. (R) Azhar Mahmood Kiyani Prof. Nazir Ahmed Memon
Prof. Abdul Basit Prof. Samad Shera
Prof. Syed Ishtiaq Rasool Prof. Khawar Abbas Kazmi
Dr. Syed Asad Abbas Dr. Fawad Farooq

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