National Bioethics Committee for Research

Health Research Institute

National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Dr. Muhammad Salman

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

National Institute of Health (NIH)



Dr. Nighat Murad

Executive Director

Health Research Institute (HRI) Islamabad

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NBC-R Composition

NBC-R Ex. Officio Members

Prof. Dr. Saima Pervaiz Iqbal

Chairperson NBC-R

Head of Family Medicines,

Shifa College of Medicine Islamabad


Prof. Dr. Munir Akhtar Saleemi

Professor of Public Health, Chairman Research Cell,

University College of  Medicine and Dentistry,

University of Lahore.


Prof. Dr. Jamshed Akhtar

Head of the Dept. of Pediatric Surgery NICH Karachi.


Prof. Dr. Saqib Mehmood

The University of Health Sciences, Lahore


Prof. Dr. Nazli Hossain

Prof. of OBGYN & Dean

Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS),



Prof. Dr. Marie Andrades

Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU), Karachi


Dr. Farkhanda Ghafoor

Ex Research Director PHRC


Associate Prof. Dr. Amjad Mehboob

Gajju Khan Medical College GKMCS Swabi, KPK


Ms. Sualeha Shekhani Siddiqui

Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi.

  1. Director General Ministry of NHSR&C.
  2. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) NIH.
  3. Director General Health Services (Head Quarter) Punjab.
  4. Director General Health Services Sindh.
  5. Director General Health Department, Government of KPK.
  6. Director General Health Services Government of Baluchistan.
  7. Director General Health Department, Govt. of AJ&K.
  8. Nominee, College of physician & surgeon (CPSP) Pakistan.
  9. Nominee Surgeon General Pakistan.
  10. Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology.
  11. President, Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan.
  12. President Pakistan Medical  & Dental Council (PM&DC).
  13. WR Pakistan..
  14. Chief Executive Officer, Drug Regulatory Authority Pakistan (DRAP).
  15. Population & Welfare, Govt. of Gilgit Baltistan.
  16. President Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC).
  17. Nominee Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC).
  18. President of Pakistan Association of Family Physicians.

 (NBC-R) Team

  1. Dr. Muhammad Salman (CEO, NIH)
  2. Dr. Nighat Murad (Focal Person NBC-R)
  3. Dr. Faiza Bashir (National Coordinator NBC-R)
  4. Mr. Muzammil Nawaz  (IT Expert NBC-R)
  5. Ms. Ayesha Abid (Assistant NBC-R)
  6. Mr. Waryal Ali Daheri (LDC NBC-R)
  7. Mr. Muhammad Usman (LDC NBC-R)

Prof. Dr. Saima Pervaiz Iqbal

Chairperson National Bioethics Committee for Research (NBC-R)


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 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.



National Bioethics Committee for Research (NBC-R), NIH (HRI),

Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, G-5/2

Islamabad, Pakistan

Tel: +92-51-9224325, 9207386

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