Our Vision

Our vision is to achieve the highest standards in providing psychiatric and rehabilitation services to the mentally disturbed members of society, especially the poor and marginalized and to offer them opportunities to improve their quality of life. We aim to train and develop mental health professionals and to participate in research that will contribute to greater knowledge and understanding of mental health issues. We are committed to mainstream the guiding principles of mental health into health policies at different levels. We envision a society that understands and values good mental health practices, protects and treats people suffering from mental disorders with dignity, fairness and respect.

Our Mission

  • To work for the prevention, relief and treatment of mental illness.
  • To work towards the rehabilitation of mentally distressed people, especially the under privileged and deprived.
  • To raise public awareness about mental illness and to foster behavioural change in society.
  • To organize, train and maintain a team of dedicated Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers to ensure a competent and ongoing mental health service.

Our Journey

Established in 1983 as a not-for-profit welfare organization, Karwan-e-Hayat was an initiative conceptualized by a handful of notable, conscientious citizens of Karachi. Dr Zafar Qureshi, Begum Rana Liaquat Ali Khan, Begum Tazeen Faridi, Professor Zaki Hassan, Ms Anita Ghulam Ali, Dr Abdul Husaini, Begum Shaista Ikramullah, Begum Abdul Kader and Cardinal Joseph Cordeiro, the Archbishop of Karachi, were the earliest patrons and visionaries of Karwan-e-Hayat. It was their foresight which now enables Karwan-e-Hayat to provide quality psychiatric treatment and rehabilitation services to the most neglected, mentally ill patients in Pakistan.

Achievements

1983
Karwan-e-Hayat established to provide mental health treatment services for the underserved.

1992
Kh-e-Jami Clinic extended OPD services to patients from three days initially, to five days a week.

2004

  • Karwan’s Psychiatric Care and Rehabilitation Centre (PCRC) 100 bed facility operational, largest psychiatric care hospital in Pakistan.
  • Rehabilitation services started functioning.

2009
Affiliation with Rutgers University, USA begins. KeH Rehabilitation practioners begin guidance and training from faculty of Rutgers University.

2011
Korangi Community Psychiatric Centre (KCPC) was formed to initiate Community Outreach services.

2013
Certified by the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy.

2015
ISO 9001 : 2015 Certification acquired

2016
Modernized private rooms operational for patients able to pay for their treatment & hospitalization. Revenue generated, utilized for the treatment of impoverished patients.

2017
Annual patients’ visits reaches 70,378. 93% of these patients were treated free of cost.

2018
Started Community Outreach services at five more remote and underserved locations in Karachi.

Board of Directors

Mr. Muhammad Salim

  • Mr. Ali Ahmed Khan
  • Ms. Ayesha Irshad Miyan
  • Mr. Imran Khalid Zafar
  • Mr. Khalid Bilal Osmany
  • Ms. Mehar Bano Qureshi
  • Mrs. Qaisra Ahmed
  • Mrs. Shameem Zuberi
  • Ms. Talaat Naeem Tyabji
  • Mr. Yacoob Suttar

Advisory

ADVISORY BOARD

  • Prof. Dr. Murad Moosa Khan
    The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH)
  • Justice (Rtd.) Mr. M. Shaiq Usmani
    Retired Judge, Sindh High Court
  • Mr. Jamshed Qureshi
    Chairman, Bond Advertising (Pvt) Ltd
  • Mr. Saleemuddin Ahmed
  • Mrs. Rehana Alam
  • Mr. Akbar Usmani
  • Mr. Yacoob Suttar
  • Ms. Mehar Bano Qureshi

SHARIAH ADVISORY BOARD
Al-Hamd Shariyah Advisory Services

  • Mufti Ibrahim Essa
  • Mufti Haris Hanif

TAX ADVISOR

  • Munif Ziauddin & Co

    Chartered Accountants

INTERNAL AUDITOR

  • Grant Thornton Anjum Rahman

    Chartered Accountants

EXTERNAL AUDITORS

  • BDO Ebrahim & Co
    Chartered Accountants

TECHNICAL ADVISORY BOARD & RESEARCH COMMITTEE

  • Prof. Russel C Smith

    Rutgers University

  • Dr. Carlos W Pratt

    Rutgers University

INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD

  • Dr. Naim Siddiqui, Chairman

    Assistant Professor & Consultant Psychiatrist,
    SIUT, AKUH, Royal College of Psychiatrists
    (Member)

  • Ms. Muniba Naz, Member

    Social Worker, Karwan-e-Hayat

LEGAL ADVISOR

  • Usmani & Iqbal
    Advocates and Solicitors

Corporate Governance

Board Committees
Following are the committees to ensure smooth functioning of Karwan-e-Hayat.

AUDIT COMMITTEE

  • Mr. Yacoob Suttar (Chairman)
  • Ms. Talaat Naeem Tyabji
  • Mr. Ali Ahmad Khan
  • Mrs. Shameem Zuberi
  • Mrs. Rehana Alam
  • Mr. Akbar Usmani
  • Mr. Zaheeruddin M. Babar
  • Mr. M. Ali Asghar (Secretary)

HUMAN RESOURCE COMMITTEE

  • Mr. Khalid Bilal Osmany (Convenor)
  • Mr. Ali Ahmed Khan
  • Mr. Yacoob Suttar
  • Mr. Imran Khalid Zafar
  • Mrs. Rehana Alam
  • Mr. Zaheeruddin M. Babar
  • Ms. Misbha Bashir (Secretary)

MEDICAL SERVICES & ETHICS COMMITTEE

  • Dr. Ayesha Irshad Mian (Convenor)
  • Mr. Imran Khalid Zafar
  • Ms. Talaat Naeem Tyabji
  • Mrs. Shameem Zuberi
  • Mrs Qaisera Ahmed
  • Mr. Zaheeruddin M. Babar
  • Dr. Uroosa Talib (Secretary)

FUNDRAISING & AWARENESS COMMITTEE

  • Mr. Ali Ahmed Khan (Convenor)
  • Mrs Qaisera Ahmed
  • Ms. Talaat Naeem Tyabji
  • Mrs. Shameem Zuberi
  • Mr. Yacoob Suttar
  • Mrs. Meher Bano Qureshi
  • Mrs. Rehana Alam
  • Mr Akbar Usmani
  • Mr. Imran Khalid Zafar
  • Mr. Khalid Bilal Osmany
  • Mr. Zaheeruddin Babar
  • Ms. Tamkeen Kashif
  • Mr. Kamran Hassan (Secretary)

BOARD OF GOVERNORS (KPT)

  • Mr. Mohammad Salim
  • Ms. Talaat Naeem Tyabji
  • Mr. Yacoob Suttar
  • Mr. Ali Ahmed Khan
  • Mr. Zaheeruddin M. Babar
  • Dr. Uroosa Talib
  • Mr. M. Ali Asghar (Secretary)

Executive Committee (KPT)

  • Mr. Mohammad Salim
  • Mrs. Shameem Zuberi
  • Mr. Zaheeruddin M. Babar
  • Mr. M. Ali Asghar
  • Dr. Uroosa Talib

Team Karwan

CEO

  • Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Zaheeruddin Muhammad Babar

Management Team

    • Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

      Mr. Muhammad Ali Asghar

    • General Manager (Resource Mobilization)

      Mr. Kamran Hasan

    • Chief of Staff and Head of M.E.A.L. and Advocacy & Communications

      Ms. Tamkeen Kashif Abbasi

    • Manager I.T Operations

      Mr. Muhammad Saeed

    • Manager (Human Resource)

      Ms. Misbha Basheer

    • Manager (Administration)

      Ms. Saba Naz

    • Manager (M.E.A.L & Supply Chain) 

      Mr. Asif Khaskheli

    • Senior Accountant (Finance)

      Mr. Aziz Ahmed

    • Senior Executive (Human Resource)

      Ms. Saima Basheer

    • Senior Executive (Human Resource)

      Mr. Muhammad Adil

    • Assistant Manager (Supply Chain)

      Mr. Salman Khan

    • Assistant Manager (Finance)

      Mr. Shahzaib Khan

    • Pharmacist

      Ms. Vanessa Christine

MEDICAL

  • Consultant Psychiatrist

    Dr. Uroosa Talib, MBBS (Dow), MCPS,
    Psychiatry (Pak)

  • Visiting Faculty

    Dr. Nusrat Baloch, MBBS, FCPS (Psych)
    Dr. Shifa Naeem, MBBS, FCPS (Psych)

  • In-charge Psychiatric Rehabilitation

    Ms. Yasirah Gohar, MSc, PMDCP, M.Phil,
    Clinical Psychology

  • In charge KCPC

    Dr. Ghulam Rasool

  • In charge Jami Clinic

    Dr. Abdul Rahim Magsi

  • Senior RMO 

    Dr. Saba Ismail
    Dr. Ahmer Miraj
    Dr. Syed Saad Masood

  • In charge Female ward, PCRC

    Dr. Tabassum Waris

  • Community Outreach Team Leader

    Dr. S M Ashfaque Ahmed

  • OPD Coordinator & In-charge Social Work

    Ms. Shabana A. Shakoor

  • In Patient Coordination & AM Nursing

    Mr. Shawkat Hussain

  • Research Associate

    Mr. Nasir Mehmood

  • Rehabilitation Executive

    Ms. Hafsa Sakhi