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- Friday, September 28, 2012 - From Print Edition




Nurses from different hospitals of Islamabad and Rawalpindi participated in the opening ceremony of the Pakistani Nurses Foundation (PNF), says a press release issued here on Thursday.


Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Syed Sumsam Ali Shah Bukhari was the chief guest, while Dr. Shoukat Ali Bangash, CEO of the Quaid-i-Azam International Hospital, Islamabad, was the guest of honour. Pakistan Nursing Council Registrar Nighat Durrani also participated in the event.


Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Syed Sumsam Ali Shah Bukhari, while addressing the ceremony, said that nursing is an important profession in the healthcare delivery system, but no importance was given to it. The services of nurses are crucial and appreciable; the minister said adding that it is a noble profession. “I encourage and support those who are engaged with this profession despite low wages. The needs of nurses must be fulfilled by the government.”


Dr. Shoukat Ali Bangash inaugurated the website of the PNF ( and assured that he and his organisation will continue supporting the Pakistani Nurses Foundation. He also donated Rs100,000 for the foundation.


PNF Chairman Tahir Iqbal explained the objectives of the foundation. He appealed to all organisations working in the health sector to support the cause of Pakistani Nurses Foundation.