Who Are We

Child Aid Associatio/n (CAA) is a registered voluntary organization with the Department of Social Welfare Government of Sindh. It was founded in 1979 and presently it has over 150 members. The activities of the Association are governed by an elected executive committee, and its finances are audited by M/s. Muniff Ziauddin & Co., chartered accountants. The Association, till now, has helped over a million underprivileged children at the National Institute of Child Health (NICH) by providing free medicines and special investigations that are not available at the hospital. Life support and other equipment for intensive care and operating rooms have also been provided to facilitate complicated surgery.
Having established the first pediatric Cancer Center in Pakistan in 1999 at NICH, the Association is providing free treatment to all patients. Till 30th June 2021, 8997 new patients have been registered, coming from all over Pakistan and neighboring countries. The Cancer Center has achieved 70% disease free survival in those who completed treatment as per international protocols.
In 2007 a Cytogenetic Laboratory was stablished at the NICH with the assistance of Association of Physicians of Pakistani origin North America (APPNA), Rotary Club, Sunset Millennium, Karachi and many other local donors. A molecular lab was also commissioned in 2009, with the assistance of Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal and with the cooperation of Rotary Club, Sunset Millennium. The lab not only provides services to cancer patients, but also patients of endocrinology at NICH and outside. A Total Parental Nutrition (TPN) lab was established in 2011 sponsored by Infaq Foundation and open for NICH as well as outside patients.

Who runs the Child Aid Association

The Association is run by an executive committee, elected every two years by the general body of the members. The executive committee has all the authority to raise funds, disburse them with due care and take all the decisions with respect to future projects. Child Aid Association has good working relationship with the administration of NICH.

Funds of Association

The Association raise funds through direct contacts, fund raisers, appeals for zakat and other donation through press and electronic media.

We acknowledge with gratitude the finacial support provided by Infaq Foundation, Bank Al-Habib Limited, Bank Al-Falah Limited, Rotary Club Sunset Millennium: Pak Arab Refinery Co., Sui Southern Gas Co. Ltd, UBL Ameen and a large number of individual donors in carrying out our work.

To facilitate donors in USA, Child Aid Association was registered as a charity in 2016, under the name, ‘Child Aid Association, Inc.’ Donations are received through PayPal and subsequently transferred to the bank account. Any queries can be sent to CAA in

Farooq Uz Zaman Khan

Executive Committee
The CEO of Grey Construction Group is a Civil Engineer from NED University Karachi Pakistan, also having certifications from renowned institutions of the world such as Real Estate College of Ontario, Canada, and Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology Canada, having a corporate experience of more than 25 years in multiples roles, both nationally and internationally. Also remotely looks after his business interests in Toronto Canada as CEO of Auriga Homes Ltd. Trustee/Director, Indus Development Foundation. Member General Body of Indus Hospital Network, Pakistan. Former trustee of Children Cancer Foundation of Pakistan. Currently he is serving Child Aid Association as the Executive Committee Member since April 2022.

Mr. Zahid Ali

Executive Committee
Mr. Zahid Ali Khan is a nursing assistant working at NICH. He is a life member of the Child Aid Association and serves as an important bridge for our patients in sorting out their problem during their treatment.

Dr. Zeba Batool Attar

Executive Committee
Dr. Zeba Batool is a paediatric surgeon and a life member of The Child Aid Association .She graduated in 1982 from Dow Medical College Karachi and joined NICH as Registrar (Honorary) Paediatric Surgery in 1985. She did her MS in paediatric surgery from Karachi University in 1988. During the period between September 1986-February 1987 she completed Higher Technical Training in Paediatric Surgery, CERTIFICATE OF FELLOWSHIP, Children’s Hospital, Kobe, Japan. She is life member of the Asian Association of Paediatric Surgeons, life member of The Association of Paediatric Surgeons of Pakistan. She also served as head of the department, Paediatric surgery (Paediatric surgery section) in Dow University Hospital and Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Karachi. At present she is Head of Paediatric Surgery section, senior faculty General surgery and Allied department Fatima Jinnah Dental College, Karachi

Khaleeq Ur Rahman

Executive Committee
Mr. Khaleeq ur Rahman is in textile industry for more than five decades. Founder member of the Company Feroze Textile Industries a Family partnership company in the year 1970 and retired as Chairman Feroze1888 Mills Limited in 2014, presently serving as a non-executive director. The company is ranked as the largest in the Country, and among top 200 Companies recognized 200 best under a billion Companies Forbes Asia. Member Indus Hospital and Served as a Director for 6 years until 2020, presently serving on different board committees. Chairman The Ilm Foundation. Member Jamiyat Taleemul Quran Trust serving on different Board Committees. He is also a Certified Director from the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance.

Dr. Najma Sayeed

Executive Committee
Dr. Najma Sayeed has served as the head of department of anaesthesiology, NICH Karachi. She joined National Institute of Child Health (NICH) in 1977 and then Child Aid Association in 1979 when it was founded. Served Child Aid Association as General Secretary from 1988 to 1992 and then again from 1994 to 2005. Currently she is serving Child Aid Association as the Executive Committee Member and regularly takes part in fund raising and other voluntary work.

Dr. Rajkumar Ochani

Executive Committee
Dr. Rajkumar Ochani is an anaesthetist. He graduated in 1979 from Liaquat Medical College Jamshoro and joined JPMC in 1983 and then transferred and joined NICH in 1992.He has been affiliated with Child Aid Association since 1993. He is presently serving as member executive committee.


Executive Committee
Born, bred and raised in Karachi, have a Masters degree in Business Administration with Finance as Majar from Ohio State University USA. Principal business activity is ‘Aviation’,with interest in Commodities and Pharmaceuticals.

Hafiz Muhammad Amir

Mr. H. M. Aamir Froze possess around 30 years of diversified experience with exposure of running different businesses. Director of Modest (the renowned clothing brand) Performing as the CEO of Zarsh Teaching in the Famous Jamia Binoria Town of the One of the Board Member of the Indus Hospital. Previously: Performed 24 Years as Director at Swiss Pharmaceuticals and Sami pharmaceuticals.

Mr. Tariq N. Siddiqui

Vice President
Mr. Tariq Siddiqui completed his Bachelor and Masters in Science from University of Karachi, Pakistan. After graduation, he worked in the private sector and currently is a Director and CEO of a Private Limited Company. However, observing the disparity around him, he always felt the need to contribute more. Witnessing the struggles of the less fortunate within the healthcare system, he began to seek avenues to help. His initial efforts culminated in him working for raising funds for the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation and set the course for his life trajectory. After a chance encounter led him to the Children’s Cancer Hospital, he decided to dedicate his time there, and currently remains the Chairman of the Foundation. He played an integral part in unifying the Children’s Cancer Hospital with the Indus Health Network of which he was a Board member and Director. He also dedicates time to the Orange Tree Foundation, an institution that aims to bridge education inequality and create opportunities for students from financially challenged household. He also remains the Executive Member of the Child Aid Association, an institution committed to providing free of cost treatment to children undergoing cancer treatment.

Dr. Nasir Saleem Saddal

General Secretary
Dr. Nasir Saleem Saddal joined NICH Karachi as Medical Officer in 1996. Trained as paediatric surgeon and passed FCPS in 2002. He was promoted as assistant professor in department of paediatric surgery and trained in Singapore as paediatric Orthopaedic surgeon in 2007-2008. He became life member of CAA in 2007 and is currently serving Child Aid Association as Executive Member. He as recently Been posted as Director NICH.

Ms. Sayeeda Leghari

Public Relations Secretary
Sayeeda Leghari is the Chairperson of Sukkur Beverages (Pepsi Bottling Plant), She is also the Adopter and Administrator of Shireen Jinnah Colony Schools Karachi and Govt Girls School Sukkur. She is a member of the Sindh Education Steering Committee. At Child Aid she is Serving as the Public Relation Secretary on the Executive Committee for the Past 10 Years.

Dr. Soofia Ahmed

Executive Committee
Dr. Sofia Ahmed is a paediatric surgeon. She graduated in 1979 from Dow Medical College Karachi and joined NICH in 1985. She did her Masters in paediatric surgery from Karachi University in 1991. She retired from NICH in July 2014. She has been affiliated with Child Aid Association since 1985. She remained its treasurer from 1997-2007 and later served as joint secretary from 2007-12. She also served as general secretary in 2009 for a short period. At present she is Treasurer Child Aid Association

Ms. Fawzia Hasan Pathan

Joint Secretary
A Graphic Designer by profession , she has been associated with the Child Aid Association since its inception as a volunteer. The Associations’ logo was designed by her and she also helps with the design and layout of the Annual Reports each year. She has been a life member since 2015 and joined as executive member in 2017. Currently serving as Joint Secretary.

Dr. Salman Burney

General Secretary
Dr. Salman Mehmood Burney did is MBBS in 1988 from Sindh Medical College Karachi. He joined government service in 1994 and was posted in NICH in 1994 till 2010. He did post graduation in anaesthesia in 2000 and currently he is on the post of Medical Superintendent in a government hospital. He is affiliated with Child Aid Association as life member since 2005. He worked as honorary joint secretary from 2005-2007 and is Currently serving as General Secretary.

Dr. Aftab Ahmed Shah

Executive Committee
Dr. Aftab Ahmed Shah an anaesthetist graduated in 1979 from Dow Medical College Karachi and joined JPMC. Thereafter he was transferred to National Institute of Child Health where he worked till his retirement as Deputy Director in 2004. He has been affiliated with Child Aid Association since 1982 and is currently serving as Vice President of the association

Mr.Tariq Shafi

Mr. Tariq Shafi joined Child Aid Association in 1992. He is a businessman and CEO of a company doing business since 1968. He is also member of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and founder member of Indus Hospital. He is also founder member of Children Cancer Hospital and patron of Patients Welfare Organization. He is a board member of IDARA E ALKHAIR School System and chairman of Poverty Alleviation committee Of FPCCI