Nutrition Foundation of Pakistan


Core committee (will) consist of representative of various public and professional groups and professional domains that either affect or are affected by nutritional care situation in Pakistan. Core committee can have up to 21 members who share the vision and mission of NFP and are willing to represent and link any particular group of people e.g. Nutritionists, Dietitians, Food scientists, Educators, Researchers, Media, Policy makers, Healthcare providers, Development stakeholders and Public. Initially, core committee is nominated by the chairperson and in future relevant task forces or organization would also be able to nominate members for core committee. The physical presence of all or any particular number of core committee members at any meetings is not essential if their required input could be availed through other means of communication. Initiation of any project would not require the agreement of majority but no project will be undertaken by NFP if is considered detrimental to the mission of NFP by the majority of core committee members or a majority of the trustees.

Role of core committee members

To enhance the potential of their relevant field in contributing to the enhancement  nutrition security of people in Pakistan through any one or more of the following actions:

  • To suggest ways of coordinating with relevant professionals and stakeholders if and when required.
  • To share ideas about activities that could be steered by NFP to promote appropriate nutrition care in the relevant areas.
  • To share updates about the potential of their relevant area in affecting nutrition care or nutrition status whole or certain sections of the population.
  • To share ideas and concerns about activities be in undertaken by their relevant areas that could impact nutrition care of whole or certain sections of the population.
  • To suggest links and sources get required technical expertise for any project or program.

1.              Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla

Chairperson, Health Oriented and Preventative Education (HOPE)

2.              Dr. Hajra Ahmad

Assistant Professor, Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad

3.              Mr. Sabir Ahmed

Executive Director, College of Tourism & Hotel Management (COTHM)  Karachi

4.              Prof. Dr. Dure Samine Akram

Honorary Chairperson, Health, Education & Literacy Program ( HELP)

5.              Dr. Nomeena Anis

Nutrition and Gender focal person, FAO Pakistan

6.              Prof. Dr.Abdul Basit

Director, Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology BIDE Karachi

7.              Prof. Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta

Director,  Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, AKU Karachi

8.              Dr. M  Irshad Danish

Program Manager,  SUN CSA, Pak & SUNAR, Pakistan

9.              Ms. Erum Ghafoor

Senior Diabetes Educator, Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology Karachi

10.           Prof.  Durdana Kazi

Associate Professor, RLAK CHE Karachi

11.           Prof. Dr. Shahana Urooj Kazmi

Rector  Dadabohy University Karachi

12.           Dr. Rezzan Khan

Consultant Nutritionist, Shifa International Hospital Islamabad

13.           Ms. Rabia Manzoor

Senior Research Associate, Sustainable Development Policy Institute Pakistan

14.           Prof. Dr. Parvez Paracha

Associate Secretary Nutrition Society of Pakistan Peshawar

15.           Dr. Musarrat Riaz

Endocrinologist, Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology

16.           Ms. Naheed Wasi

Director, Institute of Early Childhood Education and Development Karachi

17.           Mr. Falak Zeb

Vice President, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Society of Nutrition and Dietetics – KPSND