AIMCAUK is an autonomous, non political, non profitable and charitable organization. The prime goal of this association is the welfare of Allama Iqbal Medical College graduates in United Kingdom. AIMCAUK was launched on 22nd June 2013 at Iqbalians annual dinner in London. It is heartening to know that there are estimated more than 500 Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore graduates in UK and Ireland. Many of us felt the need to form an organization that will not only represent as a prominent group of Pakistani Physicians in United Kingdom but also provide a social link between our colleagues and their families We will also make all efforts to work with other similar organizations of Allama Iqbal Medical College graduates in Pakistan & other countries. We have however our own constitution and will be bound only by the bylaws of this constitution. We aim to be a growing organization whose members are engaged in programs that foster internal bonds and make meaningful contributions towards health & education in UK and Pakistan. In addition, we want to help in the uplift of medical education in Pakistan in general & Allama Iqbal Medical college in particular.
The primary purpose of the organization is to provide a forum for Graduates of Allama Iqbal Medical College residing in UK and collectively engage in professional and social activities and establish academic and social links with our Alma Mater.
- To promote social and professional interaction amongst AIMC Graduates in UK.
- To help promote medical education and training of Iqbalians in the UK and Pakistan.
- To help newly arrived Iqbalians in UK by improving their quality of life during the initial period of hardship and distress by providing advice, support and guidance.
Graduates from Allama Iqbal Medical College have been serving the NHS for over twenty five years. Even-though of this fact there wasn’t a strong platform where they could represent themselves. Over the past ten years, many small groups of Iqbalians have been coming together at annual reunions and gala dinners, Dr Haris Rathur along with his friends took the initiative and arranged two successful reunions in 2005 and 2006.In 2010 Dr Irfan Rashid and Dr Ayesha Naveed restarted to arrange annual gatherings, which were strongly supported by other fellow Iqbalians. 2013 was a milestone year for this movement. The annual reunion held in London was well attended by Iqbalians. At this momentous gathering our senior Iqbalian Dr Ayaz Asghar suggested to form a structured platform for Iqbalians and proposed a name for us, AIMCAUK which was unanimously accepted by all Iqbalians present and AIMCAUK organising committee was formed, This is now our chosen identity within the UK. The first informal meeting of AIMCAUK was organised by Dr Ayaz Asghar, held in Bolton December 2013, alongside APPSUK annual dinner where it was decided to arrange 1st formal organising committee meeting of AIMCAUK at Sanam Restaurant Manchester on 28th of December 2013. This meeting was attended by Dr Ayaz Asghar , Idrees Awan , Usman Khan, Haris Rathur , Naveed Haq , Irfan rashid , Ayesha Naveed , Rabia Azam Zafar Hashim and Shakir Saeed. During this meeting Dr Ayaz Asghar was chosen as chief organiser and different sub committees as mentioned in our other section were formed.
The second AIMCAUK organising committee meeting was hosted by one of our senior iqbalian Dr Ishfaq Ahmad in Birmingham at his residence. This meeting was chaired by Dr Ayaz Asghar and attended by over fifteen committee members. On this occasion AIMCAUK’s constitution, membership, website, finance, annual family dinner in June 2014, teaching and mentorship were discussed in details. All the members attending that meeting contributed to the cost of website for AIMCAUK. Constitution committee lead by Dr Usman Khan,Dr Idrees Awan and Dr Ayaz Asghar met on 28 April 2014 in Birmingham and finalised the constitution for our Alumni. Event management committee finalised the Manzil Restaurant for the first annual AIMCAUK family dinner on 14th of June 2014. Website responsibility was given to Dr Irfan Rashid. Dr Ayaz Asghar worked hard and finalised this task. This is the first time in history that a strong Alumni have emerged in UK in the form of AIMCAUK to represent Iqbalians but it is still in its infancy, we are very keen to take advice and help from our mother institute as well as other fellow Iqbalians.
In the name of Allah – the Beneficent, the Merciful
A numbers of graduates of Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore, Pakistan currently reside and practice in United Kingdom. A number of us expressed the desire to form Alumni with the primary goal of professional and social interaction.
We, the graduates of Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore, Pakistan, residing in United Kingdom, out of our conviction for our profession, do hereby proclaim the establishment of Allama Iqbal Medical College Alumni of United Kingdom (AIMCAUK).
We aim to collectively engage in professional activities and support our Alma Mater in each and every way possible maintaining the high ethics and striving for excellence in all our pursuits.
To this effect, we hereby set forth and enact the following laws governing the Alumni. These shall be binding on each one individually and all of us collectively, until and unless properly amended by the provisions herein. So help us God, amen.
Regional Councillors – South of England
Regional Councillors – Midlands
Regional Councillors – North / Scotland
Regional Councillors – Wales/North Ireland/British Isles