Governing Board

HANDS Governing Board Office Bearers

Prof. A. Gaffar Billoo

Founding Chairman

Professor Abdul Gaffar Billoo is the founder/ father of HANDS and served as chairperson of governing board from inception to 2019. He is a philanthropist and associated with these services since 1975. He is a renowned pediatrician of Pakistan. He received his Diploma in Child Health, Tropical Medicine, and Hygiene from the United Kingdom in 1962. He qualified for his MRCP and FRCP and was appointed a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 1986. He was awarded with Sitara e-Imtiaz for public services, the most prestigious civilian award in March 2007. He was former Professor of Pediatrics & Head of the Department of Pediatrics, Dow Medical & Civil Hospital Karachi, Dean Faculty of Medicine, University of Karachi. Currently Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Professor Emeritus Aga Khan University Hospital & Consultant Pediatrician.

Dr. Saeed Ismail


Dr. Saeed Ismail earned his degree of MBBS from Dow Medical College Karachi and MCPS in Pediatrics from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan He is also a member of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMD) and also a fellow of LUMS McGill SEDC (Social Enterprise Development Centre). Dr. Saeed Ismail is among the Best Pediatricians in Karachi and practices at The Aga Khan Consultant Clinic (Kharadar) and PECHS Trauma & General Hospital. He has extensive experience in community health and development. He was also actively involved in Baahn Beli, an NGO from 1985 to 2005 and he is also the Founding Director of the Kiran Foundation.

Mr. Ali Husain Brohi

Vice Chairman

Mr. Ali Hussain Brohi received his MBA from the Institute of Business Administration. He is an Associate Member at The Institute of Bankers Pakistan. He is on the Board of Directors at Security Papers Ltd., SICPA Inks Pakistan Pvt. Ltd and Pakistan Security Printing Corp. Ltd. Mr. Brohi was previously employed as Head-South Region by State Bank of Pakistan and Ex. CEO & Executive Director at Security Paper Ltd.

Ms. Siraj–un-Nisa Isani

General Secretary

Ms. Siraj-un-Nisa Isani is giving her services to HANDS for the last 12 years. She has done a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and She served as Nursing Director at Kidney Center and Holy Family Hospital. She has extensive experience in community health and development. She keenly observes activities of health and education of HANDS in Karachi rural, specially Jamkanda hospital and Foundation Assisted Schools-FAS.

Mr. Ghulam Hussain Baloch

Finance Secretary

Mr. Ghulam Husain Baloch is one of the founding members of HANDS. He has done Masters in Economics. He is also founding Member of Sindh Graduate Association and member of Board Sindh Madrasa, He was also former Chairman of Wadela Balouch Welfare Organization. He has comprehensive experience of community development.

Dr. Mustaghis-ur-Rehman

Joint Secretary

Mustaghees ur Rehman has done Post-Doctorate; SMEs, George Mason University (USA), PhD; Management, University of Karachi, MPA, University of Karachi. Presently, he is Professor and Head of Management Sciences Department at Bahria University. He was associated with SZABIST as Professor and Head of the MS/Ph.D. program and as a Dean of the Faculty of Management Sciences with Indus University, Professor & Dean Faculty of School of Management, University Sains Penang Malaysia, Management Sciences, and Lecturer, Multimedia University, Melaka, Malaysia. He is a McGill University Certified Trainer on case study writing and teaching. Dr. Rehman has conducted several training workshops and addressed a number of seminars/conferences internationally.

Mr. Anis Danish

Public Relation Secretary

Mr. Anis Danish is Public Relation Secretory of Governing Board of HANDS. He has done Masters in Sociology. He is Civil Society Organizations-CSOs Specialist and Free Lance Consultant.

Prof. Aijaz Vohra


Prof. Aijaz Vohra is member of Governing Board of HANDS. He is among the Best General Physicians in Karachi. He has MBBS, MD (Medicine) and FRCP (Medicine) degree along with an experience of 34 years. He is also a member of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC.) He is Head and Dean of Medicine Ziauddin University, Karachi and also giving his services as General Physician, Gastroenterologist, Family Physician at Zia Uddin Hospital and is Former Head of the Department of Medicine JPMC, Karachi.

Mr. Abdul Qadir Memon


Mr. Abdul Qadir Memon is a leading tax practitioner in Pakistan and Founder of A. Qadir & Company with experience of over forty years. His in depth understanding of tax law and expertise in legislative matters has enabled him to play a vital role to assist the Government of Pakistan in drafting laws relating to the field of taxation and corporate laws. He currently holds the office of President of Pakistan Bar Association and Director of State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan and has held a number of prominent positions including President of Karachi Tax Bar Association, President of Junior Chamber International Pakistan and Memon Professional Forum, SECP’s nominee for director of Karachi Stock Exchange (now known as Pakistan Stock Exchange); Chairman & director of National Clearing Company of Pakistan.

Mr. Naeem Ilyas Khanani


Mr. Naeem Ilyas Khanani is member of Governing Board of HANDS. He is Director Operations & Technical Services at Shield Corporation Limited. He has obtained Master of Business Administration (MBA) Marketing/Marketing Management, General, from Newport University, and Post Graduate Qualification in Social Enterprise Development (LUMS McGill) Operations Management and Degree of Bachelor’s in Electrical\ Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology. He is Former Director Operations & Technical Services at PharmEvo Private Limited.

Ms. Sabina Khatri


Ms. Sabin Khatri is a member of the Governing Board of HANDS. She is an Educationist, Nutritionist and a Social Worker. She has done a Diploma in Nutrition and Fitness from Penn Foster High School, Certification for Fitness professional from AAFA (Aerobic and Fitness Association of America), Senior Fitness, First Aid and CPR. She is the Founder and Chairperson of the Kiran Foundation and Philanthropist group called NEEED Welfare work.

Ms. Kausar S Khan


Ms. Kausar S Khan is a member of the Governing Board of HANDS. She is Associate Professor and Head of Division of Behavioral and Social Science, Aga Khan University-Department of Community Health Sciences, Pakistan. She has obtained a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of Karachi. She has done extensive work for the urban poor of Karachi and rural areas of Sindh with a focus on women and children through a participatory approach. Ms. Khan is one of the founding directors of the Community Engagement Center (CEC) of Indus Health Network, experimenting with the SALT approach for community engagement.

Mr. Younus Bandhani


Mr. Younus Bandhani is a is a Trustee of Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) Board. He has earned a Master degree in Mathematics. Mr. Bandhani is a strong believer of civil liberty and actively engaged in various national networks and movements on democracy and human rights. His primary focus is empowering women, girl children, religious minorities, untouchable caste and poorest of the poor in Sindh.