Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Khan – Founder of the Ashraf Medical Complex (AMC) Gulbela, Charsadda Road, Peshawar, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Founder AMC

Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Khan is a Consultant ENT Surgeon with special interest in Otology (management of ear diseases) – He worked at various positions in many countries but lately he left regular job for the sole reason to be able to concentrate fully on his project.

He is originally from the tribal area North Waziristan agency a Federally administrated area between Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province Pakistan and Afghanistan.

He studied up to ten grade at Government High school Miranshah, North Waziristan and he did his pre medical studies at Edwards College in Peshawar. Kyber Pakhtunwa. He continued his medical education at Khyber Medical College in Peshawar from where he got his MBBS degree.

After residency training he went to the UK where he obtained his postgraduate training and degrees and settled there. Over the years he was contemplating to do something about the abysmal state of healthcare system in Pakistan and decided to give back in terms of patient care and training of the young doctors, nurses and technicians. In this pursuit he availed an opportunity to work in Pakistan in 1988. He was entrusted with the responsibility of setting up of the ENT Department in the newly built Federal Post Graduate Medical Institute and Shaik Zayed Hospital in Lahore. After successful establishment of the department, he returned to the UK and afterwards to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) where he headed the ENT Department in the Armed Forces Hospital in the Eastern Province.

While in KSA, he joined a group of doctors of Pakistani origin working in the UK who had similar interests as his in doing something useful for the health sector in their native land. Consequently their discussions with the Government of North West Frontier Province of Pakistan (Now renamed as Khyber Pukhatunkhwa Province) resulted in the allotment of an almost dysfunctional Rural Health Centre (RHC) on a public/private partnership basis around the year 2000. The RHC was located in the eastern outskirts of Peshawar. This project was completed successfully.

At the same time while he was based in KSA, he continued to volunteer for the Noor Clinic (Dedicated to his father, Noor Mohammad Khan, who continues to be a source of inspiration for him) in his native Waziristan. Noor Clinic was established by his brother Dr. Mohammad Ashgar Khan and Dr. Ashraf in the late nineties. He was a regular visitor from KSA while his brother was stationed there. The clinic provided maternal and child health services.

During those years he met the then governor of N.W.F.P, Iftikhar Hussain Shah who gave directions to the FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) secretariat to allocate a space dedicated for ear diseases in the Agency Headquarters Hospital, Miranshah. The idea was also shared with the then 11 Corp. Commander General Safdar who pledged to bear the cost of construction for the proposed centre. After some development, the entire process came to a halt due to the security conditions in the region.

His efforts were realised when he purchased more than 6 acres of land (and later another two acres) in the rural area between Peshawar and Charsadda on the main Charsadda Road.  He started constructing a four storyed purpose built hospital building with another one story building adjacent to it housing the accident & emergency, laboratory, X-ray, Pharmacy and canteen/catering departments as well as staff accommodation.

Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Khan’s son Dr. Hammaad Khan was instrumental in construction of the building as he took more than a year off his studies to supervise the project.

Hammaad with Father on Graduation day
Dr. Hammaad with Father Dr. Ashraf on Graduation day
Three generations at AMC Right to left: Dr. Ashraf,  Haji Noor Mohammad (Father) and Dr. Hammaad Khan (Son)
Three generations at AMC Right to left: Dr. Ashraf,  Haji Noor Mohammad (Father) and Dr. Hammaad Khan (Son)