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ABOUT SAHARA FOR LIFE TRUST

“SAHARA for Life Trust”, is a charitable organization, registered with the Pakistan 

ABOUT SAHARA FOR LIFE TRUST

SAHARA for Life Trust is a leading charitable organization in Pakistan, providing free healthcare through the “Sughra Shafi Medical Complex Narowal,” a 600-bed ISO-certified hospital. Affiliated internationally, it has treated 5.7 million patients, upholding high-quality standards. We are dedicated to proactive engagement in crisis response, offering assistance to both the nation and the global community. Our commitment lies in aiding the reconstruction of lives and livelihoods and enhancing resilience to future disasters through strategic interventions.

The first mega project of “SAHARA for Life Trust” is “Sughra Shafi Medical Complex Narowal”, a 600 beds ISO certified General Teaching Hospital. SSMC is providing state of art healthcare facilities to more than 05 million population in remote areas.

All medical and surgical services including emergencies are offered 24/7 and 5.7 million patients have been treated so far on a free-of-cost basis by considering all “Quality of Health Care standards”.

“SAHARA Medical College Narowal” is another mega project to cater to the healthcare needs of remote underprivileged areas by educating healthcare professionals to the highest international standards. SAHARA Medical College entertains a class of 100 medical students from 2015-16.A new mega project is SAHARA Cancer Hospital Narowal has been functional from 2020-21 for the provision of chemotherapy & other comprehensive treatment.The SAHARA College Narowal project of SLT was established in 2018. The bachelor programs in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Medical Lab Technology (MLT), Radiography & Imaging Technology (RIT), DPT, Pharm-D, Software Engineering, Computer Sciences, Information Technology, BBA (HONS), Mathematics, English, Statistics, and Psychology are being taught under semester system.The other projects are 24 hours ambulance services at Muridke Road and SAHARA Diagnostic Research Center along with collection centers. While SLT contributed immensely to disaster management and implemented various projects through national & international donors.

for Philanthropy and affiliated with charity commissions of the U.K, Europe, USA, Australia, and Japan. SLT’s envision is to reach the unreached in health, education, and social services in remote areas of Pakistan. The founder and Chairman of the trust, Abrar Ul Haq, is a symbol of human service and an internationally acclaimed social worker. It was his efforts and astounding work of SLT that he was honored both nationally (Sitaara-e-Eisaar and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz) and internationally (OIC designated 1st ever Humanitarian Ambassador in 2011).The first mega project of “SAHARA for Life Trust” is “Sughra Shafi Medical Complex Narowal”, a 600 beds ISO certified General Teaching Hospital. SSMC is providing state of art healthcare facilities to more than 4.5 million population in a remote areas. All medical and surgical services including emergencies are offered 24/7 and 4.5 million patients have been treated so far on a free-of-cost basis by considering all “Quality of Health Care standards”.

“SAHARA Medical College Narowal” is another mega project to cater to the healthcare needs of remote underprivileged areas by educating healthcare professionals to the highest international standards. SAHARA Medical College entertains a class of 100 medical students from 2015-16.A new mega project is SAHARA Cancer Hospital Narowal has been functional from 2020-21 for the provision of chemotherapy & other comprehensive treatment.The SAHARA College Narowal project of SLT was established in 2018. The bachelor programs in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Medical Lab Technology (MLT), Radiography & Imaging Technology (RIT), DPT, Pharm-D, Software Engineering, Computer Sciences, Information Technology, BBA (HONS), Mathematics, English, Statistics, and Psychology are being taught under semester system.

The other projects are 24 hours ambulance services at Muridke Road and SAHARA Diagnostic Research Center along with collection centers. While SLT contributed immensely to disaster management and implemented various projects through national & international donors.

 

Profile of Sahara Life Trust

 

a.Name of the organization:SAHARA For Life Trust
b.Abbreviation:SLT
c.Type of the organization – CBO/NGO/ Private Sector/Other – specify):Trust
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:+92-42-36687564
h.Cell number (organization head):+92-322-6666605
i.Fax:+92-42-36669095
j.Email:israrulhaq@saharaforlife.org
k.Website:www.saharaforlife.org
l.Key Contact person – Name & Designation:Choudhary Israr-Ul-Haq (Executive Director)
m.Logo of SAHARA For Life Trust:

Info on Financial/Technical Assistance

 

ProjectYearPurpose & LocationReceived Financial / Technical AssistanceName 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 MillionChildren 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 toto 31-12-2014Strengthened 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 MillionEmbassy of Japan, in Pakistan
Provide the free surgical facilities of Primary Cleft & Lip Repairs at Sughra Shafi Medical Complex-Narowal12-12-2013 to11-12-2014Purpose: to provide free surgical services of Primary Cleft & Lip Repairs.Locations: Sughra Shafi Medical Complex-Narowal6.6 MillionSmileTrain Inc.., New York, USA
Construction Project of the expansion of SAHARA Basti at Gormani Adda, Muzaffargarh.

15-02-2014to

14-08-2014

Purpose: The extension project of SAHARA BastiLocation: Gormani Adda, Muzaffargarh1.34 MillionAssociation of Development of Pakistan
Saving lives through winter kit project10-01-2013 to 09-03-20132400 winterization kits distributed among flood affected people in Tribal Area of Rajanpur25.3 MillionUSAID-Concern World
Skills For Employability Project

02-01-2012to 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 stitching16.8 MillionPunjab 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 MillionAssociation of Development of Pakistan
Purchase & Installation of CT Scan Machine Project01-07-2011 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 MillionPIDSA
Rehabilitation for construction of 230 Houses for Flood affected People & District Layyah (Kotla Haji shah, Shadu Khan)01-08-2011 to 15-11-2011230 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 2015Distribution of food items & winter kits among 1000 families every year.4.5 MillionCoke Pakistan & Afghanistan
Sughra Shafi Medical Complex, Narowal1st Jan. 2001 to De. 2004(To be continued)600 bedded teaching hospital and more than 5.7 million patients have been managed so far.950 MillionIndividual 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 MillionIndividual National & International donors