National Bioethics Committee for Research

Health Research Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH)




Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination, Islamabad



Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination, Islamabad

"We are proudly sharing that National Bioethics Committee Pakistan has been certified for ISO 9001:2015 for its systems quality, from the forum of Health Research Institute- National Institute of Health"


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NBC-R Secretariat

  • Health Research Institute, NIH is the Secretariat of NBC-R
  • Executive Director, NIH is the Secretary of NBC-R.



Team at Secretariat


  1. Maj. Gen. Prof. Dr. Aamer Ikram (Secretary NBC-R)
  2. Dr. Nighat Murad (Focal Person NBC-R)
  3. Dr. Faiza Bashir (National Coordinator NBC-R)
  4. Mr. Roshan Kumar (IT Expert NBC-R)
  5. Mr. Muzammil Nawaz  (IT Expert NBC-R)
  6. Mr. Khalid Mehmood (Assistant NBC-R)
  7. Mr. Waryal Ali Dahri (LDC NBC-R)

Helathcare Ethics Committee (HCEC)



The NBC, Pakistan plays an important, yet insufficiently appreciated, role to help foster ethical norms within healthcare research and the education and practice of medicine in the country. The Healthcare Ethics Committee (HCEC) of NBC-R, which I chair, focuses on the latter. Its many functions include organizing bioethics workshops for provincial bioethics committees and the development of comprehensive guidelines with a handbook to help introduce bioethics in the curricula of medical and dental colleges in Pakistan. The HCEC is presently working on formulating ethical guidelines to assist institutions in developing SOPs for difficult clinical decisions that must be taken in handling the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Research Ethics Committee (REC)

Dr. Saima Pervaiz Iqbal

Chairperson Research Ethics Committee


In these trying times of a pandemic, research is important for enhancing our collective knowledge to establish disease patterns and discover new therapies. The NBC-R / REC endeavors to review research proposals related to Covid-19 without compromising scientific integrity and sound ethical values with protection for research participants. We look forward to the generation of meaningful data for the betterment of our nation and its people.

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NBC-R Secretariat, NIH(HRI)

Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, G-5/2

Islamabad, Pakistan

Tel: +92-51-9224325, 9207386

Fax: +92-51-9216774