Shaikh Zayed Hospital Lahore was founded in 1986. From the beginning it has maintained its reputation as one of the most prestigious postgraduate medical training centres in Pakistan.

Proceedings is the official journal of the institution since its inception and is now in its 30th year of publication. It is a biannual journal and represents research from all departments in the institute. Proceedings is officially endorsed by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council.
In 2015 the journal was placed online in a digital format to make its entire past, current and future issues available freely to everyone. It also represents the first step to make it easier for medical practitioners in other institutions to submit their research.

Message from Chairman & Dean:

Prof. Farid Ahmad Khan  FCPS, FRCS         Chairman & Dean     Shaikh Zayed Postgraduate Medical Institute Lahore

Bismillah Hir Rehman Nir Raheem.

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent and the most Merciful

I write for the new issue of Proceedings with great joy as the new editorial team, so recently established, has achieved much over a short period.

This year of 2018 is of great academic significance to the academic authors of Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex. This is the year when we are formally moving towards registration with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan as well as acquiring International Indexing status for our journal. These are great steps and will only serve to further solidify the standing of Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex as the premier academic medical institute of Pakistan.

Achieving high standards is hard. Maintaining them is harder. We must strive towards perpetual excellence and for that I stand by the entire editorial team in our unified goal to make Proceedings the premier scientific publication of Pakistan.

Farewell Message of the Editor in Chief of Proceedings

Prof Arshad Kamal Butt

Prof. Arshad Kamal Butt FCPS (Medicine)        FCPS (Gastroentology) Shaikh Zayed Postgraduate Medical Institute Lahore

Bismillah Hir Rehman Nir Raheem.

Through 3 decades The Proceedings SZMC has been the flag bearer and archive and its editorial team the custodians of the research activities of SZMC.   On   the   momentous   occasion   of   the   30th

Anniversary of SZMC it is my unique privilege as Editor in Chief to congratulate everyone on achieving this milestone.

During this period my team and I have strived hard to make Proceedings more representative and expansive involving publications at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level at the SZMC as well as of other institutions. Our journal attracts interest  from all medical institutions as it is PMDC accredited and articles of all medical and surgical disciplines are published free of charge, a unique facility in this day and age. None of this would have been possible without the dedication of and continuous hard work of our team.

We continue in our efforts to make Proceedings a premier journal publishing research of highest standards. Website of Proceedings has been uploaded thanks to the efforts by our Assistant Editor Dr. Adnan Salim where all journals can now be viewed online. We are in relentless pursuit of publishing research of highest standards and remain instep with global trends in all fields of Medicine and Dentistry. I urge all of you in this regard to publish your research continuously.

I welcome the new Editorial Board headed by Prof. Saadia Shahzad Alam and her exceptionally dedicated team as I hand over my mantle to them with a wish and a prayer that Proceedings progresses with God speed.

Finally and most important, I would like to thank the Faculty of Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex for their faith and trust, authors of research articles for their contribution and our readers for their continuous encouragement.

The opportunity of serve Proceedings has been an honor and a privilege which I will cherish and never forget.


Thank you.

Message by the Editor of Proceedings

Prof. Saadia Shahzad Alam Shaikh Zayed Medical Institute Lahore

Prof. Saadia Shahzad Alam
Shaikh Zayed Medical Institute Lahore

Bismillah Hir Rehman Nir Raheem.

As we publish our first Proceedings under my stewardship I must say it has been an exhilarating experience. We had a long and arduous list of challenges to meet which we had set in our 30th Anniversary Edition of Proceedings.

It began with acquiring the first Office for Proceedings and the infrastructure vital for the future growth of Proceedings. Since then we have maintained a relentless pace. A vibrant, accomplished multidisciplinary Editorial Board has been formed which ensures manuscript quality using HEC approved software and exacting peer review followed by editorial checking.

Peer review is now a multilayered process which plays an imperative role in elevating Proceedings to international standards. It requires a manuscript to be cleared by internal, local external and finally foreign reviewers which form our Peer Review Board and are renowned experts in their fields.

You will be pleased to know that in a short space of two months we have embarked on the path to indexation with International sites like Medline in January 2018 where our application is due for consideration in their June 2018 meeting. HEC accreditation is our next target. With the publication of the January to June 2018 Edition of Proceedings we have completed the criteria for HEC eligibility as well and shall initiate the procedure soon.

We have a lot more to achieve InshaAllah and in this regard it is now time for our researchers, both undergraduate and postgraduate, to set rigorous standards for their research and writing of projects. I request all supervisors and senior faculty members to facilitate this process by providing timely and accurate critique by sparing some valuable time, so we can entertain these manuscripts in Proceedings. Reaching a quarterly publication target is a priority. Further research publications are also achievable by adding unique CPC data presented by the clinical departments at SZMC. A plan to publish this significant amount of research work in the form of Research Work Supplements is in the offing.

Our future goals are creating R&D Department at SZMC in collaboration with The National Health Research Complex (NHRC), developing a new Proceedings website of international standards and building linkages with top journals and researchers both in the country and abroad.

Our Motto “We Venture Forth”

Thank You.

Editorial Board


National Editorial and External Peer Review Boards


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