Margalla Institute of Health Sciences
By Pervaiz Imam
RIYADH, Sept. 25, 2000 Expansion programs of medical colleges were
discussed at a meeting of the Pakistani doctors here recently, in order to help in the
admission of talented overseas Pakistani students to various medical and dental faculties
during the current academic year.
Member of the Board of Trustees of Margalla Institute of Health Sciences (MIHS),
Islamabad, Pakistan Dr. Habibullah Khan, addressing the doctors and parents, said:
"MIHS provides excellent environments, which are conducive for the medical studies,
peaceful living, personality development and acquisition of knowledge and Pakistani
He said that the institute is the leading institution of Pakistan, offering courses in
MBBS, BDS, BSc (Physiotherapy) and BSc (Medical Technology). The college campus is well
established with modern infrastructure, internationally reputed faculty members and its
own teaching hospital.
He said he had himself donated a large part of land for the college and hospital, which
have their own buildings.
Presently, MIHS is affiliated with the Isra University (Pakistan) and the Pakistan Medical
and Dental Council has recommended the recognition of both MBBS and BDS courses at the
MIHS. About 150 students from Pakistan and children of overseas Pakistanis from all over
the world are studying there. The courses are well designed to meet the modern medical
The institute also offers health services to the community and medical training facilities
to the students. New college campus on an estimated area of 150,000 sq. yards is being
built to cater to the growing needs of medical students; many of them are foreign from the
Habibullah Khan said that some Saudi students have also been admitted and they are being
encouraged to join this growing modern institute to provide education to diversified
Dr. Khalid Almas, associate professor of the College of Dentistry, King Saud University,
who hosted the reception in honor of the veteran doctor, said that the institute is faced
with the challenge of providing the latest knowledge in medicine, dentistry and other
health sciences. .
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