Profile At A Glance

A Brief about SAHARA for Life Trust

SAHARA for Life Trust is a tax exempted charitable organization Registration No. (DDSW, WD&DM-LD (REGD) /98-1135 of 1998) enjoying consultative status with United Nations (U.N) (under the charter of DESA) as well as certified by Pakistan Center for Philanthropy (PCP) and accredited by charity commissions of U.K, USA as well as in Canada. SLT envisions to reach the unreached and serve the undeserved through projects in health, education and social sectors in remote areas of Pakistan along with attending to any national or international catastrophes like war, earthquake & flood worldwide.

SAHARA for Life Trust as a National level organization working in all the provinces of the country and its first project is Sughra Shafi Medical Complex, a 600 bedded certified General teaching Hospital. SSMC is providing state of art healthcare facilities to more than 4.5 million population of catchment area.

Moreover, SSMC is an affiliated hospital of SAHARA Medical College and also accredited by PMDC, University of Health Sciences Punjab (UHS) and Ministry of Health (MoH). All medical and surgical services including emergencies are offered 24/7, free of cost or in subsidized charges to poor & marginalized people of Narowal and so far more than 3.0 million patients have been treated.

SLT has more than 731 permanent employees in different program & projects and has well established different departments i.e. marketing, Internal Audit, Monitoring & Evaluation, Finance, Admin/HR, Material Management Department (MMD), MIS (Managing Information System) and Marketing at Head Office. Senior Management established Youth Parliament of Pakistan which has more than 173,000 trained volunteers from all over the country. The founder and chairman of the Trust Mr. Abrar Ul Haq (S.E, T.I) is a symbol of human service, internationally known social worker, a music ICON and OIC’s Humanitarian Ambassador.


Contact information:

a. Name of the organization: SAHARA For Life Trust
b. Abbreviation: SLT
c. Type of the organization – CBO/NGO/ Private Sector/Other – specify): NGO
d. Chairman of SAHARA For Life Trust: Abrar Ul Haq
e. Executive Director: Choudhary Israr-Ul-Haq
f. Postal Address: 50 Bridge Colony Lahore Cantt.
g. Office phone numbers: +92-42-36687564
h. Cell number (organization head): +92-322-6666605
i. Fax: +92-42-36669095
j. Email:

k. Website:
l. Key Contact person – Name & Designation: Choudhary Israr-Ul-Haq

Executive Director, SAHARA For Life Trust.

m. General Manager, SAHARA for Life Trust: Dr. Rizwan Rabbani Baig

n. Logo of SAHARA For Life Trust:
o. Total amount that needs to be raised in 2017-18 fiscal year: 445 Million Pak Rupees

Click here for Information on Financial/Technical Assistance to Date

Project Year Purpose & Location Received Financial / Technical Assistance Name of Organization, Agency etc. 
“Sponsorship of three cardiac monitors for Sughra Shafi Medical Complex Narowal, Pakistan” 1-06-2016 to 31-08-2016. Saving the lives of poor & marginalized patients in Sughra Shafi Medical Complex Narowal, Pakistan” 1.02 Million Children of Islamic Nation Inc. (COIN) Canada.
“Strengthening the Medical Services of Sughra Shafi Medical Complex-Narowal, a project of SAHARA For Life Trust” 01-01-2014 to

to 31-12-2014

Strengthened the medical services of Sughra Shafi Medical Complex-Narowal through purchasing 4 intensive care ventilators, one computerized Radiography system & 8 cardiac monitors with the support of Embassy of Japan. 11.41 Million Embassy of Japan, in Pakistan
Provide the free surgical facilities of Primary Cleft & Lip Repairs at Sughra Shafi Medical Complex-Narowal 12-12-2013 to


Purpose: to provide free surgical services of Primary Cleft & Lip Repairs.

Locations: Sughra Shafi Medical Complex-Narowal

6.6 Million SmileTrain Inc.., New York, USA
Construction Project of the expansion of SAHARA Basti at Gormani Adda, Muzaffargarh. 15-02-2014



Purpose: The extension project of SAHARA Basti

Location: Gormani Adda, Muzaffargarh

1.34 Million Association of Development of Pakistan
Saving lives through winter kit project 10-01-2013 to 09-03-2013


2400 winterization kits distributed among flood affected people in Tribal Area of Rajanpur 25.3 Million USAID-Concern World
Skills For Employability Project 02-01-2012

to 31-07-2012



Enhanced the technical skills of a total of 500 trainers of four districts i.e. Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Muzafargarh & Lodhran about the football stitching 16.8 Million Punjab Skill Development Fund
Participation in relief work through the construction of damaged homes at flood affected areas of Southern Punjab especially in DG Khan (Dera Din Panah). 15-11-2011 to 15-05-2012



Reconstructed the damaged homes at flood affected areas of DG Khan (Dera Din Panah). 1.3 Million Association of Development of Pakistan
Purchase & Installation of CT Scan Machine Project 01-07-2011 to 31-12-2011

(To be continued)

Strengthened the medical services of Sughra Shafi Medical Complex-Narowal through purchasing one CT Scan Machine. 42.4 Million PIDSA
Rehabilitation for construction of 230 Houses for Flood affected People & District Layyah (Kotla Haji shah, Shadu Khan) 01-08-2011 to 15-11-2011


230 Houses constructed for Flood affected People at District Layyah (Kotla Haji shah, Shadu Khan) 19.2 Million




USAID-Concern World
Distribution of food items & winter kits to poor & marginalized communities of Pakistan during normal & disaster settings. 2012 to 2015 Distribution of food items & winter kits among 1000 families every year. 4.5 Million Coke Pakistan & Afghanistan
Sughra Shafi Medical Complex, Narowal 1st Jan. 2001 to De. 2004

(To be continued)

600 bedded teaching hospital and more than 2.7 million patients have been managed so far. 950 Million Individual National & International donors
SAHARA Medical College, Narowal. 1st Jan. 2010 to 31st Dec. 2015

(To be continued)

100 medical students has be admitted in SAHARA Medical College, Narowal in 2015-16 batch. 1500 Million Individual National & International donors