History

After the independence (14th August 1947) the total number of ophthalmologists left in the country perhaps could be counted on the fingers There were a few in Karachi, some in Lahore, one each at Shikarpur, Quetta, Daska, Taxila etc., Karachi: Dr. A. D. Minhas, Dr. Mahmood Ali, Dr. Anklesaria, Lahore: Dr. Ramzan Ali Syed, Dr. M. Bashir, Peshawar: Dr. Qazi A. Jabbar, Quetta: Dr. Henry Holland, Taxila: Dr. N. E. Christi. Besides a few in the armed forces. There was no Ophthalmic Society what so ever, although all India Ophthalmic Society existed since 1942.

Then to our good luck, a person like Dr. Raja Mumtaz, a smart young man arrived on the scene. Dr. Raja Mumtaz then wrote letters to all the ophthalmologists to his knowledge in both the wings of the country (East Pakistan and West Pakistan). for the formation of Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan.To convene a meeting on Thursday the 19th December, 1957 at 2 PM in Lecture Theatre No. 2, Patiala Block K. K.E Medical College, Lahore, for the formation of "Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan". thus the OSP was born....... With the aim

  •   To extend ophthalmic knowledge and to advance the arts and sciences of ophthalmology and related sciences in Pakistan.
  •   To cultivate social and fraternal relationship of physicians residing in Asia.
  •   To offer post-graduate instructions in ophthalmology through the medium of lectures, round-table discussions, seminars, clinics, films and other means.
1. Prof. M. Bashir 2. Dr.Abdul Aziz(Sialkot) 3. Dr. Naseer Baksh (Khanewal) 4. Dr. M. S. Faridi
5. Dr. Rashida Begum 6. Dr. Hameedullah 7. Dr. J. A. Shore 8. Dr. Nadeem Minhas
9. Dr. A. Majeed 10. Dr. Mohammed Ishaque 11. Dr. Dr. Mohammed Yaqin 12. Prof. Ramzan Ali Syed
13. Dr. Munawar Hayat 14. Dr. Akhtar Ali 15. Dr. Kh. Sadiq Hussain 16. Dr. Abdul Rehman Khalid
17. Dr. Ikram ullah Malik 18. Dr. Bashart Chaudhry 19. Dr. B. I. Peerzada 20. Dr. Asghar Ali Syed
21. Dr. Riaz Ahmad 22. Prof. M. H. Alvi (Multan) 23. Dr. S. M. Sadik (Daska) 24. Dr. Imdad Ali (Rahim Yar Khan)
25. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Cheema (Daska) 26. Dr. S. A. Hamdani 27. Dr. Dr. A. F. Siddiqui (Okara) 28. Dr. Abdul Khalique (Bahawalpur)
29. Dr. Riaz Ali Syed 30. Dr. Abdul Qayuum Malik 31. Dr. Nisar Ahmed 32. Dr. Raja Mumtaz

After the resignation of Lt. Gen. Burki from the society in February 1959 fresh elections were held to elect new office bearers in April 1960 and the followings were elected.

Prof. R. A. Syed President Prof. M. H. Alvi Vice President
Dr. Raja Mumtaz Secretary Dr. M. Ishaque Joint Secretary
Dr. Akhtar Ali Sheikh Treasurer

On 28th February 1966, fresh elections were held and the following office bearers were voted in:

Dr. Lt. Gen. S. M. A. Farooqi President Prof. M. H. Alvi Vice President
Dr. Raja Mumtaz Secretary Dr. Sajjad Ahmad Joint Secretary
Dr. M. Siddique Faridi Treasure

The OSP took a lot of interest in uplift of the profession and got itself recognised by the International Federation of Ophthalmological Societies on 23-08-1966.

The following sixteen members were unanimously elected to that body.

1. Dr. N. E. Christy (Taxila) 2. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Cheema (Daska) 3. Dr. M. Shafi, (Multan) 4. Dr. Miss Rasheeda
5. Dr. Riaz Ali Shah, (Lahore) 6. Dr. A. D. Minhas, (Karachi) 7. Dr. Salim Mahmood, (Railways) 8. Dr. M. M. Ahmad, (Karachi)
9. Dr. Abdul Aziz Ch., (Sialkot) 10. Dr. Kazi A. Jabbar, (Peshawar) 11. Dr. Manazar Hussain, (Hyderabad) 12. Dr. A. Majeed, (Lahore)
13. Dr. Imdad Ali, (Rahimyar Khan) 14. Dr. Mohammad Ishaque, (Lahore) 15. Dr. Nisar Ahmad, (Lahore) 16. Dr. Akhtar Ali, (Lahore)

The minutes of the proceedings were published in Medicus by Dr. T. Ahmed from (Dacca) A news item appeared in the local newpaper Pakistan Times on 18th Dec. regarding this inaugural meeting.In February 1959, Lt. Gen. Burki expressed his inability to carry on as President of the Society through his letter of 20th February 1959.

After the resignation of Lt. Gen. Burki from the society in February 1959 fresh elections were held to elect new office bearers in April 1960 and the followings were elected.

Prof. R. A. Syed President Prof. M. H. Alvi Vice President
Dr. Raja Mumtaz Secretary Dr. M. Ishaque Joint Secretary
Dr. Akhtar Ali Sheikh Treasurer

On 28th February 1966, fresh elections were held and the following office bearers were voted in:

Dr. Lt. Gen. S. M. A. Farooqi President Prof. M. H. Alvi Vice President
Dr. Raja Mumtaz Secretary Dr. Sajjad Ahmad Joint Secretary
Dr. M. Siddique Faridi Treasurer

The OSP took a lot of interest in uplift of the profession and got itself recognised by the International Federation of Ophthalmological Societies on 23-08-1966.

PRESIDENTS & GENERAL SECRETARY

NO PRESIDENT GENERAL SECRETARY YEAR
1 DR. JAMSHED WANIA DR.T.H.KIRMANI 1978-1980
2 DR. M.A FAROOQI DR. HASEEB ALAM 1980-1982
3 DR.M.H RIZVI DR. HASEEB ALAM 1982-1984
4 PROF .M.A SHAH DR. HASEEB ALAM 1984-1986
5 PROF.K.H SHARIFUL HASSAN DR. IQABAL WAHEED 1986-1988
6 PROF. SALEH MEMON DR. ZIAUDDIN SHEIKH 1988-1990
7 DR..S.M. SIDDIQUE DR. ZIAUDDIN SHEIKH 1990-1992
8 DR.HASEEB ALAM DR. M. AKHTAR JAMAL 1992-1994
9 DR.QAMAR KHAN DR. M. IDREES ADHI 1994-1996
10 DR. MUKHTAR AHMED DR. M. IDREES ADHI 1996-1998
11 DR.AKHTAR JAMAL DR. M.H SHAHZAD 1998-2000
12 DR.ZIAUDDIN SHAIKH DR. SHAHID WAHAB 2000-2002
13 DR.MANZOOR MIRZA DR. SHAREEF HASHMANI 2002-2004
14 DR.M.IDREES ADHI DR.MISSBAH-UL-AZIZ 2004-2006
15 DR.SHAREEF HASHMANI DR.MISBAH-UL-AZIZ 2006-2008
16 DR.M.H.SHAHZAD DR.QAZI M. WASIQ 2008-2010
17 PROF. SHAHID WAHAB DR.QAZI M. WASIQ 2010-2012
18 Dr. Misbah Ul Aziz Dr. Muhammad Saeed Iqbal 2012-2014
19 Dr. Tariq Aziz Prof. Muhammad Saeed Iqbal 2015-2016
20 Prof. P.S. Mahar Prof. Mazhar ul Hassan 2017-2019