Department of Pathology




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Reg. No.


Faculty Reg. No.

Name Designation Subject NIC No. DOB
1 49090-P 7894/49090-P/M Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz Hussain Professor Microbiology 31303-2385607-9 17-08-1982
2 42910-P 7871/42910-P Dr. Muhammad Bilal Ghafoor Associate Professor Hematology 31304-2022314-3 23-12-1979
3 32055-P 1367/32055-P/M Dr. Sabahat Tariq Associate Professor Chemical Pathology 35200-1503173-4 16-09-1975
4 41222-P 22517/41222-P/M Dr. Nabila Rauf Assistant Professor Chemical Pathology  



5 43684-P Dr. Umar Khalid Cheema Assistant Professor Microbiology 31303-2362112-9 18-12-1978


Establishment Of Pathology Department

Pathology Department, an integral part of the college was established on 10/03/2003 in the Clinical Laboratory of Sheikh Zayed Medical College/Hospital Rahim Yar Khan.


Heads Of Department

1st:       Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sanaullah Khan, (from 01-05-2004 to 31-12-2004)

  • MBBS ,MCPS, M. Phil (Histopathology)

2nd :      Dr. Abdul Hakeem,(from 01-01-2005 to 21-07-2005)

  • MBBS, M. Phil (Microbiology)

3rd :      Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ikram Hashmi,(from 22-07-2005 to 21-07-2008)

  • MBBS, M. Phil (Histopathology)

4th :      Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rehman, (from 22-07-2008 to13-11-2013)

  • MBBS, D.C.P. M. Phil (Chemical Pathology), Ph.D

5th :      Prof. Dr. Naeem Akhtar,(from 14-11-2013 to 14-01-2015)

  • MBBS, M. Phil ,PhD ( Microbiology)

6th  :     Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rehman, (from 15-01-2015 to 24-08-2020)

  • MBBS, D.C.P. M. Phil (Chemical Pathology), Ph.D.

7th  :     Prof. Dr. Muhammad Suleman Khan, (from 25-08-2020 to 31-12-2020)

  • MBBS, D.C.P. M. Phil (Histopathology & Morbid Anatomy)

8th  :     Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz Hussain, (from 01-01-2021 to date)

  • MBBS, M. Phil (Microbiology)


Faculty Of The Department



  • MBBS, Nishtar Medical College Multan 2006
  • M. Phil Microbiology, University of Health Sciences Lahore


2)Dr. Muhammad Bilal Ghafoor

  • MBBS, Hamdard University Karachi 2003
  • M. Phil Haematology, University of Health Sciences Lahore 2014

3) Dr. Sabahat Tariq

  • MBBS, King Edward Medical College, Lahore ( Punjab University) 1997
  • FCPS (Chemical Pathology)  CPSP, Karachi 2016


 1)Dr. Nabila Rauf

  • MBBS, Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur (Islamia University Bahawalpur) 2002
  • M.Phil (Chemical Pathology) Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lahore (University of Health Sciences, Lahore) 2018

 2)Dr. Umer Khalid Cheema

  • MBBS, Baharia University, Islamabad 2004
  • Phil (Microbiology)University of Health Sciences, Lahore 2019


  • Dr. Shumaila Raees
  • Dr. Umm-e-Farwa


  • Dr. Asma Manzur


  • Dr. Rukshana Tumrani
  • Dr. Anber Rahim


  • Dr. Mehvish Sana
  • Dr. Sumrah Abbasi
  • Dr. Maria Masroor
  • Dr. Farah Yasmeen
  • Dr. Sana Khan
  • Dr. Ayesha Zahoor
  • Dr. M. Shafique
  • Dr. M. Sajjad


  • Muhammad Ali Malik


  • Mrs. Shamraiza Zulfiqar
  • Mrs. Rabiya Mehmood
  • Mrs. Faiza Sarwar
  • Mrs Shazia Naveed


  • Mrs. Nimra Riaz


  • Mrs. Nadia Usman
  • Mrs. Faiza Maqsood
  • Mr. M. Usman Qamar Saeed



Pathology Department, Sheikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan has been recognized with the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council w.e.f. 12-07-2006. Most importantly, Postgraduate teaching programme has been started since 2010. Haematology and Chemical Pathology sections of this department have been accredited for FCPS-II training programme.


Two MBBS classes “3rd year MBBS & 4th year MBBS”, four classes of B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT), in addition to classes of Doctorate of Physiotherapy (DPT), B.Sc. Operation Theatre Technology (OTT) & B.Sc. Medical Imaging Technology (MIT) are under teaching of Pathology Department.

During the current session “Session 2019-2020” the strength of 3rd year MBBS is 154,   4th year MBBS is 153, 1st year B.Sc. MLT is 10, 2nd year B.Sc. MLT is 12, 2nd year B.Sc. OTT is 07, 3rd year B.Sc. (MLT) is 10, 3rd year DPT is 10 & 4th/Final year B.Sc. MLT is 12.


Positions & Distinctions in 4th Professional MBBS Annual Examination 2019

(Subject: Special Pathology)

Sr. No. College

Roll No.


Roll No.

Name of the Student Marks Position in A/Exam 2019
1 403 021382 Saba Sahar Ashraf 266/300 1st and Distinction
2 509 021245 M. Hasnain Haider Siddiqui 265/300 2nd and Distinction
3 404 021385 Rida Nadeem 261/300 3rd and Distinction
4 527 021296 Ameer Hamza 260/300 4th and Distinction
5 431 021318 Arfa Batool 258/300 5th and Distinction
6 405 021381 Maheen Shahid 257/300 6th and Distinction

Positions & Distinctions in 3rd Professional MBBS Annual Examination 2019

(Subject: General Pathology & Microbiology)

Sr. No. College

Roll No.


Roll No.

Name of the Student Marks Position in A/Exam 2019
1 01 015087 Saniya Kamal 261/300 1st and Distinction
2 45 015089 Nashrah Mirza 256/300 2nd and Distinction
3 08 015074 Aliya Kamal 253/300 3rd Position
4 169 015003 Hafsa Ashfaq 252/300 4th Position



It was founded in 22-07-2005 at Sheikh Zayed Medical College Rahim Yar Khan. Now Professor Dr. Muhammad Suleman, Professor of Histopathology & Head of Pathology Department is the Incharge of this section. Other faculty comprises Dr. Asma Manzur, Demonstrator, Dr. Maria Masroor, Medical Officer play important role in diagnosis of various diseases. Section has a well equipped laboratory and a diverse Pathology Museum. Rotational training of PGR FCPS-II basics and clinical is continuing under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Suleman Khan. Our Pathology Museum contains plenty of gross specimens which is an assorted collection. All these facilities are enormously helpful for training of under graduate and postgraduate students. Our Histopathology Lab. is equipped with modern apparatus which included Automatic tissue processor, Automatic tissue stainer, Microtome, Knife sharpener & Crestar etc. Here utmost care is taken from the first step of sampling and preservation to the final stage of reporting.

All types of biopsy specimens are being reported in this section in addition cytological examination of fluid & FNAC (Fine Needle Aspiration) is being performed here. We have plenty of specimens and slides for demonstration to students of 3rd Year and 4th Year MBBS for practical purposes. Students of 2nd Year B. Sc (Hons) Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) & B.Sc DPT 3rd year have been trained in Histopathology / Cytopathology, with good results in University examination. The Postgraduate Trainees in subject of Dermatology and Paediatric Surgery are completing their rotation training in FCPS Dermatology and MS Paediatric Surgery.


Microbiology is a broad discipline which has both basic and applied aspects. There is a continual process of technological advances in the field of microbiology. The clinical microbiology laboratory at Sheikh Zayed Hospital Rahim Yar Khan was established in 1997 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Abdul Hakeem. It is one of the oldest section in the Pathology Department. Now Microbiology department has a highly qualified faculty for teaching and training of students of MBBS and Allied Health Sciences. The faculty comprises Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz Hussain (Section Incharge), Dr. Umar Khalid Cheema Assistant Professor, Senior Demonstrator, Medical Officers and Medical Technologist.


“Education is improving the lives of others for leaving your community and world better than you found it”. Undergraduates of the MBBS programme, undergraduates of Allied Health Sciences and postgraduate students are taught basic microbiology, immunology, common infectious disease and hospital infection control. In addition, the students experience hand on integrated practical training also. As a results, teaching methodology, examination question reflect this aspect. Hands on Training Workshop on Biosafety and Quality Control have been conducted with American society of Microbiology (ASM).


The section of Microbiology has a dynamic profile. Under high profile academic leadership the section is involved in many scientific projects related to bacteriology, impact of herbal natural plant, on resistant bacterial and increasing burden of antimicrobial resistance.


The section of Microbiology has a state of art diagnostic bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, serology and urine analysis subsection. A well automated equipped microbiology laboratory is functional round the clock. Trained laboratory personnel perform the following tests:

  1. Routine Microbiology & Serology Tests
  2. ELISA (HBV, HCV, HIV & Dengue)
  3. Serology of VHF
  4. PCR and Genotyping (HBV, HCV)
  5. Gene-Xpert for diagnosis of MDR cases of Tuberculosis
  6. Culture and Sensitivity of all clinical samples

Recently more facilities in culture and sensitivity laboratory comprising of most advanced automated Microbial identification and anti-Microbial susceptible Testing System with Bectec-Alert 3D and Vitek-2-Compart has been installed that provide highly accurate and reliable results. In near future, MGIT and Biological Safety Laboratory (BSL) level 2 and level 3 will be available in the section soon.

The Section of microbiology also provides consultancy for diagnosis & treatment of infectious diseases for inpatients and outpatients to bring management in line with laboratory finding. The section also provides consultant opinion to critical case areas (ICU, NICU, HDU in wads CCU) for infection control problems to monitor the patient’s investigations and management of outbreak.



PCR is considered as one of the most important scientific advances in the field of molecular biology. We use PCR amplification in field of infectious disease detection and identification as for detection of viral DNA and virulent sub types for Hepatitis C virus and detection of viral RNA for Hepatitis B virus. The PCR laboratory equipped with modern technical instruments. It was established at Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan in 2009 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rehman. Now the PCR section is continuously improving and working under the kind supervision of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz Hussain, Assistant Prof. Dr. Nabila Rauf, Senior Medical Technologist Mr. Muhammad Ali Malik, Biochemist Mrs. Nadia Usman and Senior Lab. Technicians.

We are providing Real-Time PCR facility, state of the art instrument, Rotor Gene Q by Qiagen Germany, Sacace biotechnology Italy. The latest and the confirmatory method for the diagnosis of infectious disease is only possible by PCR technology. The Real Time PCR system also provides the quantitative measurements in real meaning. The PCR section is also equipped with latest and up-to-date automated extractor Genti TM32 by Korea. The section has also been providing the services of Medical Fitness for the confirmation of their results.

The section is providing the services of bench work for the students of BS Allied Health Sciences and internees and also arrange short training courses for the junior staff regarding day to day changes in molecular biology.

Future Plans:-

To upgrade the department by providing state of the art lab. facilities for advance research and practical training.



In this developing era of medical science conventional and advanced haematology is contributing a great impact with respect to the diagnosis and management of malignant and non-malignant haematological disorders. In this context the application of immunological, cytogenetics and molecular diagnostic methods has brought modalities in the treatment protocol. Besides the conventional diagnostic instruments, automated haematology analyzer, coagulometer, and Hb Electropherosis moved this field into advanced scientific diagnostic applications. Bone marrow aspiration/trephine biopsy, Hb electrophoresis and coagulation profile other than routine Haematological diagnostic tests are outcome of dedicated efforts of Associate Professor & Incharge Haematology    Dr. Muhammad Bilal Ghafoor. The institute is distinguished from all other medical colleges in having an Academic Blood Bank (established 2010), who revolutionized the trends of Transfusion medicine in this area and introduced the bright concepts of component therapy in transfusion, is running under the supervision of supervisor blood bank providing facilities of blood component preparation and their therapeutic applications with respect to different haematological conditions. Mrs. Shamraiza Zulfiqar has been a cornerstone of this facility who is associated with the very beginning of it. The section is fulfilling all the requirements for Postgraduate Training to produce skilled and competent Hematologists. In this context, the Department of Haematology has been accorded full accreditation by CPSP for FCPS Part-II Training in Haematology in 2011. Regular case presentation, group discussion, bench work and interactive physician forum meetings are held under the guidance and supervision of Haematologist to enhance the subjective and objective cognitive and psychomotor skills amongst the Post graduate Trainees. Recently a fully equipped Thalassemia Centre has been established adjacent to Blood Bank by day and night devoted efforts of Associate Professor Dr. Muhammad Bilal Ghafoor and Ex. Professor   Dr. Atifa Shuaib. This has overcome miseries of poor and needy patients of Thalassemia coming from local and far flung areas of Sindh & Baluchistan .Dr. Muhammad Bilal Ghafoor Associate Professor Hematology is the focal person for “Centre for Thalassemia Care”. He manages the center, examines and treats the thalassemia children. The Hematology division of Pathology Department is arranging regular workshops and awareness programmes for prevention & awareness of thalassemia and common hematological illnesses.

The Hematology Section has been upgraded under supervision of incharge Hematology Dr. Muhammad Bilal Ghafoor by addition of fully automatic coagulation analyzers, five part hematology analyzer, 7 part hematology analyzer & fully automatic HB Electrophrosis machine to provide best services to mankind. Dr. Umm-e-Farwa (Senior Demonstrator), Dr. Sana Khan (Medical Officer), Mrs. Shamraiza Zulfiqar (Medical Technologist) and Mrs. Shazia Naveed (Medical Technologist) are working efficiently to provide best hematology lab. services. The blood bank has also been upgraded by installation of automatic cross match, automatic blood grouping, Three Cell Panel and 11 Cell Panels, a step towards modern blood banking.

The departments is involved in research work & paper publication. The department  is moving forward to establish institute of Haematology envisaged by the premier,  Ex-Principal Professor Dr. Muhammad Saeed.



Chemical Pathology is an ever expanding and dynamic field of biological science. The department of chemical pathology is working under the supervision of Dr. Sabahat Tariq (Associate Professor), Dr. Nabila Rauf (Assistant Professor) & with highly qualified staff. There are 03 PGR’s of FCPS-II Chemical Pathology, Dr. Mehvish Sana, Dr. Rukhsana Tumrani & Dr. Anber Rahim and four PGR’s of MCPS Pathology, Dr. Shumaila Raees, Dr. Umm-e-Farwa, Dr. Maria Masroor & Dr. Farah Yasmeen and one Senior Medical Technologist Mr. Muhammad Ali Malik, one Medical Technologist Mrs. Rabiya Mehmood & one Biochemist Mrs. Nadia Usman. Chemical Pathology Section has taken up the challenge to make the details of clinical chemistry accessible and understandable through organizing comprehensive training programs for undergraduate and postgraduate trainees and equipping the laboratory with the latest automated analyzers and electronic instruments.

Chemical Pathology is a discipline of Pathology which has maximum workload of diagnostic laboratory tests pertaining to the diagnosis of the diseases. The workup in the section is not only helpful to the clinicians but is also very essential to understand the pathophysiology of various diseases for the undergraduate & postgraduate medical students. The department has been recognized for FCPS-II and MCPS training by CPSP. The department is facilitated by modern technical “Automatic Chemistry Analyzer” on which routine chemistry tests are performed with through put of 1200 tests/hour and with high sensitivity and accuracy. There is another Automatic Chemistry Analyzer on which routine chemistry tests are performed with through put of 300-500 tests/hour. There is chemiluminescence and electrochemiluminescence based state of the art, two Hormone Analyzers to carry out estimation of hormones and tumor markers. All these latest and updated instruments have been installed in this department due to the tireless efforts of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rehman (Ex-HOD). These play a vital role in both the academic and research fields with the availability of such advanced equipments it has become possible to diagnose/confirm most of the diseases in shortest possible time. The clinicians and researchers can make best use of such facilities.

The practical work carried out in the laboratory and the ongoing teaching programs in this discipline are not only for the education of those getting training in clinical laboratory as professionals but also for the continuing education of those who wish to acquire specific expertise and recognition. This department also plays vital part in carrying out the various research projects of not only the postgraduate trainee/consultant/specialist but also hosts the allied health sciences students and currently medical lab technology students are also carrying out their research under supervision of Associate Professor Dr. Sabahat Tariq. Certainly this serves an extensive understanding of our present and future scientific, technological, and organizational development.


A departmental library with adequate number of essential books and periodicals/journals are kept in it for the help and benefit of teaching staff. This helps the teachers to abreast them with the rapid intervention on the subject and attaining a grip and confidence in their respective field.


Seminar room of this department is also established for case discussions, Presentations, Journal Club Meetings and to meet the day to day advances in Medical Sciences with the facility of LED and Multimedia.



  • 11th ChemCon 2020 Conference of Pakistan Society of Chemical Pathologists 09-10 April 2020 in Pathology Department
  • Workshop “Point of Care Testing in Primary Critical Care” on 09th April 2020