An engineer by profession, Mr. Muhammad Rafique Goheer devoted his life to the care and service of women and children – the most vulnerable group of our society. He founded the Islamic Educational and Welfare Trust in 1986 as a platform to provide basic healthcare and education facilities to the underprivileged. Saira Memorial Hospital, Lahore was established in memory of his beloved mother and became operational in 1992. Today this healthcare institution provides free and subsidized treatment, conforming to highest possible professional standards, to thousands of patients annually with compassion and dignity.
Sharaf uddin Goheer Public Girls High School, Sheikhupura, was founded by Mr. Rafique Goheer as a tribute to his late father Mian Sharaf Uddin Goheer, who was a passionate advocate of education for children, specially the female child. Nearly 900 students are receiving free education at this purpose built school and, the quality of education they are receiving, is reflected in the excellent results in Board examination every year.
Mr. Goheer inherited his father’s passion for education. Himself an alumnus of the prestigious Aligarh University, he along with other former Aligarh students, organized a forum for disbursing scholarships to graduate and postgraduate students for pursuing higher studies. A large number of deserving students benefited from this program and are now pursuing careers in diverse fields.
Mr. Rafique Goheer devoted his personal resources and energies to make these institution into centres of excellence. With help from family and friends, and from humble beginnings, these organizations today are living testimony to his dedication, integrity and his passion for sharing the blessings of the Almighty.