A large number of migrants from the former
East Pakistan poured in Orangi Town, after the Dhaka Fall
on December 16, 1971. Orangi Town was then a settlement
with no civic facilities. Al-Khidmat Welfare Society had
started several projects for migrated people, so that they
could be settled properly. It had constructed houses, established
educational institutions and provided clean drinking water
Al-Khidmat envisaged a major hospital in
1974. A plot admeasuring 4800 sq. m. was acquired for this
purpose. Plan was made for setting up a hospital of 200
beds and the lay-out plan was also prepared, while the name
proposed was Shah Khalid Hospital.
Syed Abul Ala Maududi (RA) had contributed
a sum of RS.400000/= for the hospital project. This was
in fact a part of the prize money of Shah Faisal Award,
conferred upon him by the Saudi Government, in recognition
of his services for the Islamic world.
The members of the project committee, Shah
Khalid Hospital were Dr. Abdul Majeed, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed
(late), Dr. Iqbal Ghaiyur and Mr. Niamatullah Khan Advocate.
Work could not continue on this project,
for some reasons.
In 1994, a famous social worker and a member of Pakistan
Islamic Medical Association, Dr. Faiyaz Alam proposed
an alternate plan for the aforesaid plot. Mr. Niamatullah
Khan Advocate, President Al-Khidmat Welfare Society,
Karachi approved the plan, after consulting with Osama
Ismail Murad, Secretary Al-Khidmat and Ashraf Awan,
President Distt. West and constituted the Project
The idea giver, Dr. Faiyaz Alam was assigned the duties
of Project Director. He had worked day & night
to make the dream come true, during the 1994-1998
tenure and was able to complete the first phase,
with the help of volunteers of Al-Khidmat
(District West) and philanthropists.
Al-Khidmat Hospital, Orangi Town had
become the milestone in the Health Department of Al-Khidmat
Welfare Society, as it was the foremost hospital of the
society, paving way for several others, by the end of 1999.
Then we saw the launch of projects like Al-Khidmat Eye-care
Centre, Nazimabad, Dental care Centre, Al-Khidmat Hospital,
Nazimabad, Diagnostic Centre and Al-Khidmat Hospital, Korangi.
During the same period, the standard and facilities provided
in the Al-Khidmat Hospital, Shah Faisal Colony were improvised
and a modern eye-care centre was also established there.