News & Events
The Association of Pakistani Physicians and Surgeons of the United Kingdom (APPS UK) hosted a winter fundraising dinner on Saturday 8th December 2012. We had around 700 guests and raised nearly £50,000. Chairs of different UK based Medical College Alumni bodies attended this dinner including King Edward Medical University, Khyber Medical College, Alama Iqbal Medical College, Rawalpindi Medical College and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College.
Mrs Rifat Saleem, Founder and Chair of Zanfha Charitable Trust presented a cheque of £10,000 to APPS UK. Dr Mohammed Iqbal, Chair of APPS UK in his keynote speech said: “We want to pay back to Pakistan but it feels that our offers are not valued by the administrations in Pakistan. We want to send machinery to Pakistan but the government is asking us for as much as 300 percent tax. We want to build centres of excellence in Pakistani cities but the government has to facilitate us.” APPS Kids Club vowed the audience with their song 'Dil Dil Pakistan'. Todd Shea and Ali Imran entertained the guests with their musical performances.
You can view the pictures of the dinner via this link: http://sdrv.ms/WygEHT
The video highlights of APPS Winter Dinner are now available online at:
The event was covered by Geo TV, Apex TV and national newspapers including The Daily Jang, The Nation, Daily Pakistan, Nawai-Waqt, Nawai-Jang, Urdu Times, Khabrain and Khalash etc.
The news clip of this event by Geo TV will be released in due course.
You may wish to view the Geo News coverage of our SUMMER GALA DINNER via this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jGHf_TNn0U&list=UUmwlykcSR5thHwO1sOGh3dw&index=10
The APPS Team would like to wish all our members, affiliates, volunteers and supporters a very happy Eid-ul-Adha. May Allah (SWT) make it easier for us to sacrifice for the poor and needy and fill our lives with happiness... Ameen!
APPS held its Summer Gala Dinner in Manchester on June 16th. It was attended by almost 1000 members and their families. Special guests included Pakistan High Commissioner, the renowned plastic surgeon Mr Jawad featuring in the Oscar winning documentary 'Saving Face' and Suniya Qureshi (Executive Director of British Pakistan Foundation). Entertainment was provided by Todd Shea, George Ka Pakista, Aves Mohammed (Artist and Poet), Emil Khan (Sarangi player), Shaista Aziz (Comedian) and Scott Charlton (Auctioneer). HIghlights of the night were featured in the Daily Jang and various TV Channels. Have a look at the following link:
APPS still has 4 vacant Executive Member positions, one in each of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Quetta and Peshawar. If you are an enthusiastic doctor based in any of the above areas, who cares about the society and would like to make a real difference to the lives of others then we would love to hear from you.
APPS Trustees hosted an Iftar Dinner on Saturday 21st August. This was attended by over 70 guests with representatives from Hep C Trust, Nishtar Medical College Alumni Association, Punjab Medical College Old Student Association, Pakistan Thalasaemia Society, Mobile Plasmapheresis Project and the Liver Foundation. Following a delicious Iftar meal, Haris Ifraz, the helicopter flight winner was presented his prize and short presentations were made by the guests from Pakistan regarding their current projects.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY: As we celebrate this day, let us also reflect back and see what went wrong. May this be the year of change we so desperately need to improve the lives of ordinary, hard working and sincere Pakistanis.
The APPS Summer Gala Dinner will be held on 30th June 2013 in Manchester.