info@appne.uk  
 
 
EXECUTIVE MEMBERS 
Dr Amir Khan 
President  
 
Consultant General Surgeon 
FRCS Eng (Gen) 
 
I would like to thank all members for putting their trust in me and the newly elected team. The new cabinet and Executives took office on 25th March after the oath-taking ceremony. 
 
The Trustees and Election Commission have done a great job of conducting a smooth election with the help of Civica. APPNE’s strength lies in its membership and it was heartwarming and encouraging to see that more than 70% of APPNE members used their right to vote to elect the cabinet. 
 
At this juncture, I would like to express a massive thanks to the outgoing cabinet for doing an outstanding and excellent job. Their hard work, relentless efforts, utmost commitment and dedication are the reason that today APPNE is standing as a towering organisation, which is duly recognised as the representative body of Pakistani physicians by regulatory bodies, professional organisations and educational institutions within the UK and abroad. 
 
I would like to emphasise once again that this is your organisation and all of its members are valued as its stakeholders. I would like to invite all its members and physicians of Pakistani origin to come forward and play an active role to take this organisation further to a higher level. 
 
 
We would like to listen to you what you as members expect from APPNE, and how best we can deliver it to you. It can not be done without your support, help, input and trust, as it takes two to tango. 
 
We want to involve every member in the decision-making processes and the activities of APPNE. Please be active in regional chapters and energise and revitalise this concept of strong regional chapters. 
 
We are all ambassadors of Pakistan and as its standard bearer, we have the responsibility to act professionally all the time. Together, we will serve our professional community in particular and also work for proper representation, recognition, acknowledgement and betterment of the Pakistani diaspora in general. I along with my team will do our best to serve our membership. 
Dr Nadeem Sajjad Raja  
General Secretary 
FRCpath ,MSc, MBBS 
 
I am consultant Microbiologist, clinical researcher, teacher, supervisor and philanthropist with excellent communication, clinical and management skills 
I am a strong advocate of developing finance policies and activities such as new and renewal membership campaign to strengthen APPNE. I understand that it is high time to demonstrate my dedication and show my support of the hardworking APPNE team 
 
Dr Aisha Sharif 
Finance Secretary 
Dr Samreen Muzaffer 
Executive Member 
Dr Mukesh Kumar 
Executive Member 
I am based in Liverpool working as a GP. Before returning to clinical side I was working as an Epidemiologist at the University of Liverpool. I have an MSc and PhD in epidemiology from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I have a dream of developing a research platform for collaboration between UK and Pakistani institutions. This platform will then facilitate nurturing the budding clinicians in Pakistan to carry out research projects of international standards. 
Dr Amara Sohail 
Executive Member 
Fatima Jinah Medical College, 1987 
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Hampshire 
 
Dr. Mazhar Sheikh 
Executive Member 
Consultant Urological Surgeon Over 20 years of management and leadership experience Active member of professional organisations Direct Involvement in fundraising and philanthropist activities both locally and in Pakistan Educator , Examiner,Clinical and Educational supervisor Very proactive IMGs supporter Firm believer of APPNE ideology 
 

Dr Naseem Warraich Executive Member 

 
Dr Sohail Qureshi 
Joint Secretary 
 
Being elected as Joint Secretary of APPNE for 2023-2025 is a tremendous honour. Pakistani physicians needed a robust, cohesive and affirmative voice in Europe, and there is no better platform than APPNE to do the job. A democratic, progressive, enlightened, and swiftly enlarging body of peers, APPNE has made its presence felt at the national level in no time. An epitome of the crème-de-la-crème of Pakistani physicians, APPNE has the intellect, vigour and stamina to firmly advocate the challenges of Pakistani physicians in the evolving world. 
 
I am passionate about dedicating my dynamism to making APPNE the first choice of Pakistani physicians, being the voice of the membership, forging deep and sincere relationships with other similar organisations, and finally galvanising our energies towards attaining meaningful positive solutions to the serious challenges that confront us as doctors and Pakistanis in our area of work and life. 
 
 
 
Innately equipped with a 'Can Do' attitude, modern technology as an ally, and astride upon the power of reason and compelling argument, I want to contribute to creating and driving an atmosphere of 'glasnost', camaraderie and hope for APPNE members and Pakistani physicians. 
Dr Kamila Haider 
Social Secretary 
 
 
Dr. Mohammad Imran 
Executive Member 
 
Dr Habib Haider 
Consultant in Acute Medicine 
Fellowship in Stroke Medicine 
Royal College of Physicians College Tutor - UHNM 
RCP PACES Examiner 
MRCP Examination Lead – West Midlands Deanery 
RAC – Recently Appointed Consultant Committee Member & 
Education Executive 
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 
ST4 Recruitment Acute Medicine - West Midlands Deanery 
Specialist Application Associate & 
PLAB Examiner – General Medical Council 
MD (USA), MRCP (UK), FRCP( Lon), FRCPE 
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust 
Executive Council Member & Education Lead - APPNE 
Association of Pakistani Physicians of Northern Europe. 
 
Dr Aadil Karim 
Executive Member 
Consultant gastroenterologist in NHS. 
I have a great passion for organising and participation in healthy activities for the community.I always try my best to be an active team member so I can make a positive impact in the organisation 
Dr Wajiha Tehniyat 
Executive Member 
 
 
 

Dr Zafar Iqbal Executive Member 

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES 2021 
Scotland West 
Muhammad Iqbal Saleemi 
Allama Iqbal  
Medical College, 1987 
Anaesthetist, Glasgow 
muhammad_saleemi@hotmail.com 
Scotland East 
Zeeshan Aslam 
DOW Medical College, 2001 
Consultant Urologist, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee 
mzaslam77@yahoo.com 
North East 
Dr Zeeshan Hafeez Kazi 
MBBS, MRCGP, IMRCSEd, MCh(Orth), FICS 
GP Partner With special interest in MSK and Minor Surgery 
GP Supervisor Primary Care Pharmacy Education Pathway 
Prospect Medical Group 
501 Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne 
NE4 8AY 
Tel: 01912260226 (work) 
07742679399 (Mobile) 
North West 
Nabeel Afzal 
Sindh Medical College, 2000 
Cardiologist & Acute Medical Consultant, Preston, Lancashire 
drnabeelafzal@hotmail.com 
 
North West 
Nauman Ahmad 
ST4 General Surgery, North West Deanery 
drnauman10@gmail.com 
 
 
South East 
Nadeem Sajjad Raja 
RMC, Consultant Microbiologist in Southend on Sea 
khinger@yahoo.com 
 
 
Yorkshire & Humberside West 
Sabin Kamal 
Sabin_kamal@yahoo.com 
 
 
 
Yorkshire & Humberside East 
Samreen Muzaffar 
GP, East Riding of Yorkshire 
samreenmuzaffar@hotmail.com 
 
 
Wales 
Amir Ghanghro 
GP, Cardiff 
ajghanghro@hotmail.com 
 
 
West Midlands 
Imran Hussain 
GP partner, College Road Surgery, Birmingham 
imran.hussain@doctors.org.uk 
 
West Midlands 
Ishaq Khan 
ST4 Geriatrics, West Midlands Deanery 
MRCP (UK) 
MRCPE (Edinburgh) 
ishaqjhagra@hotmail.com 
 
East Midlands 
Asad Malik 
Consultant Psychiatrist 
Associate Clinical sub dean Honorary (Consultant) Assistant Professor in Medical education 
RCPsych education & training committee representative for Trent Division 
Social secretary for British Pakistani Psychiatrists Association (BPPA) 
APPNE Regional Rep for East Midlands. 
 
East of England 
Azhar Chaudhry 
Chandka Medical college, 1999 
GP trainer and partner in Peterborough: 
amchaudhry92@yahoo.co.uk 
I also teach medical students from Imperial College London and Cambridge University. 
I have a special interest in Preventive Medicine, Teaching & Training and recently received ‘Trainer of the year’ award from the Peterborough VTS. My long term ambition is to help to develop the UK type Primary Healthcare system in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. I am also member of British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) and APPNA MERIT and have been delivering various talks and courses on their behalf to their respective audiences for the last few years. 
 
London South 
Dr Hassan Aziz Mirza 
Dermatology Registrar 
Royal Free London 
 
London North 
Shahzad Shah 
Army Medical College, 1992 
Consultant Urologist, Watford General Hospital 
shahzadshah@ymail.com 
 
Thames Valley 
Syed Iftikhar Hasan 
RMC, 1989, Geriatrician, Buckinghamshire 
syed.hasan@hotmail.co.uk 
 
 
Scotland  
Dr. Muhammad Ahsan Saleem. 
Consultant Radiologist and RCR Assessor Clinical Radiology, ARCP Panel Member Radiology, RCR Educational Supervisor Radiology, RCR Clinical Supervisor Radiology. 
FRCR, Royal college of Radiologists. UK. 
Diploma in advanced surgical sciences, University of Edinburgh. 
MBBS, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan. 
Thames Valley 
Huma Hasan 
RMC, 1990  
GP in Oxford 
humahasan59@hotmail.com 
 
 
South 
Dr. Ali Naqvi 
Consultant physician and Endocrinologist 
Queen Alexandra University Hospital, Portsmouth 
St. Mary’s Hoapital, New Port 
Isle of Wight 
Email : toalinaqvi@hotmail.com 
Phone No: 07956555958 
 
Northern Ireland 
Mr Abid Rashid 
King Edward College, 1993 ConsultantBurns, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Royal Victoria  
Abidrashid@aol.com 
 
TRUSTEES 
Mr Umar Daraz Khan 
Consultant Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeon, Director Owner Reshape (Private Cosmetic Clinic)  
 
Have authored and published more than 60 publications, over 650 citations, pioneered techniques and original work in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 
 
Shahab Qureshi 
Graduated Dow Medical college karachi -Pakistan 
 
Trained as a surgeon FRCS 
 
After training moved to orthopaedics 
Worked in orthopaedics 10 years 
 
M Med Sc (trauma) 
Principal General Practitioner in Wednesbury 
 
Dr Ayaz Abbasi 
MBBS, FRCS, FCPS, FRCEM, PGCME Divisional Medical Director Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Foundation Trust Director Quality Improvement Consultant Emergency Medicine Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine SZABMUHonorary Senior Lecturer Edge Hill University Specialist Advisor CQC in Urgent and Emergency Care Member  
BME forum GMC Member International Education Subcommittee Royal college of Emergency Medicine College: Rawalpindi Medical College 
Year of graduation: 1987 
 
 
 
MESSAGE FROM EX-PRESIDENT 
Dear APPNE Members 
 
Assalam-o-alaikum 
 
It has indeed been an extremely difficult year for most of us, with loosing so many colleagues, friends, and family members to COVID, we saw some heroic work from our colleagues and witnessed a health service under pressure. 
 
I cannot but extend my heartfelt thanks to all those who continued to work during the pandemic bearing significant stresses at home and at work. We must salute our hard working colleagues and other health care workers and also keep in our prayers those who paid the ultimate price delivering their services. 2020 will be remembered as the most physically and mentally taxing year in our professional lives. 
 
The successful rollout of the vaccination has indeed shown some light at the end of this dark tunnel. With a significant proportion of vulnerable population being vaccinated we can see some normality com-ing back to our way of living. There has been various challenges and vaccination of BAME communities was a big one and I must congratulate APPNE members and executives who took up this challenge in raising awareness and acceptance of vaccination in the most vulnerable population cohort. We must re-main cautious and don’t let our defences go down as we hear of the third wave, fuelled by a new variant of the virus, with increasing reports of hospitals declaring major incidents, 
APPNE team must be congratulated at it remained active during this stressful period, it’s educational committee kept working at a high pace to keep colleagues updated on various relevant aspects of COVID and recent updates in its management, International Medical Doctors were facing severe hardships be-cause of COVID related travel restrictions and issues with their registrations and PLAB examinations, our IMG group did some sterling work in supporting young colleagues, liaising with British High Commission, Home Office and the GMC.  
 
They worked tirelessly to help with boarding and lodging of these stranded doctors and mentoring them securing jobs in NHS. 
I will continue to work and muster support from all IMG associations on matters of mutual interest, be it GMC matters or Adult Dependant Relative visa’s or friendly healthy sporting activities. 
 
APPNE continues to deliver on its ethos, we published our approved constitution and held our second well contested democratic elections, and I am personally ever so thankful to all my friends and col-leagues who extended their trust in me, and I was elected to the post of President. I will do my best to work on our aims and objectives and we will expand our presence at all relevant platforms. 
 
NHS continues to have 10,000 unfilled doctor vacancies,  
with fewer hospital beds and critical care capac-ity than our European neighbours and the IMG’s are going to play ever so important role in stabilising NHS. APPNE will do its share to help in these unprecedented levels of staff shortages whether its doctors or nurses. 
I indeed feel truly honoured and proud to be the president of our association and a part of such selfless dedicated colleagues. 
 
“ I would also like to extend my sincere sympathies & condolences to the friends and families of all colleagues who gave ultimate sacrifice in line of duty.” 
 
Best Wishes Irfan Akhtar 
Consultant Surgeon  
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