History of Allama Iqbal Medical College

Allama Iqbal Medical College,Lahore

The Government’s initiative in the mid seventies to establish new seats of learning to spur medical education and research in Pakistan helped to materialize the aspirations of the teachers to open new vistas for community oriented medical education. Consequently this institution was established on May 2, 1975 as LAHORE MEDICAL COLLEGE.

Prof. Dr. Akhtar Hussain Awan was the first Principal when the College started functioning at Birdwood Road. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Sheikh was the first Professor of Anatomy while Prof. Dr. Mahmood Ali Malik and late Prof. Dr. Abdul Ghaffar laid the framework of the Physiology Department. Dr. Sanaullah was the first Administrative Officer leading an able team comprising Mr. Mian Nazir Ahmed, Mr. Zeeshan Awan and Mr. Mirza Muhammad Jamil.

On August 12th 1975, a batch of three hundred and thirteen students began their first academic day of what were to become the glorious traditions of a great…

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