In wake of COVID-19 Pandemic; to facilitate the conduct of ethical health research in the country National Bioethics Committee Pakistan is committed to play its role. Hence the Rapid Turn Around Review (RTR) of research proposals is in place which takes maximum of 7 working days after submission of proposals.



DR. FAISAL SULTAN , Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health,

Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination, Islamabad



Aamir Ashraf Khawaja,


Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination, Islamabad

NBC Secretariat

  • Pakistan Health Research Council is the Secretariat of NBC
  • Executive Director PHRC is the Secretary of NBC.



Team at Secretariat


  1. Mr. Syed Atta-ur-Rehman (Secretary NBC)
  2. Dr. Nighat Murad (Focal Person NBC)
  3. Dr. Faiza Bashir (National Coordinator NBC)
  4. Mr. Roshan Kumar (IT Expert NBC)
  5. Mr. Muzammil Nawaz  (IT Expert NBC)
  6. Mr. Khalid Mehmood (Assistant NBC)
  7. Mr. Waryal Ali Dahri (LDC NBC)

Helathcare Ethics Committee (HCEC)

Dr Farhat Moazam

Chairperson Helathcare Ethics Committee


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, 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-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 Secretariat, PHRC

Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, G-5/2

Islamabad, Pakistan

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