Dr. Fauzia Wali Khan was one of the bright professionals of Gilgit – Baltistan who responded to the call of their motherland, after a mega disaster was caused by torrential rains mid last year. She is daughter of Admiral Mumtaz Wali Khan and a cousin of Amna and Afra Wali Khan, the famed skiing champs of South Asian Games.
Dr. Fauzia holds the following professional distinctions and responsibilities. She is Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Director Geriatric Unit, St Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, Director of Consult and Emergency Psychiatric Services and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine Boston, Massachusetts USA.
She came representing the Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America (APPNA) (www.appna.org) and DOW medical college, her Alma mater.
Not only did Dr. Fauzi and her colleagues provide food and non-food relief items to the affected people in the affected parts of Haim, Mushko and Gahkuch, they also conducted medical camps and career counselling sessions for students at different schools. The team of dedicated volunteers also provided scholarships and grants to different schools and colleges for helping the affected students.
Start-up money was also provided for reconstruction of houses.
The intellectual, moral and material generosity of Dr. Fauzia Wali Khan and the donors with whom she collaborated has lessons of inspiration for the GBian diaspora living across the globe. The ‘labour of love’, as Dr. Fauzia calls her humanitarian work, has helped hundreds of distressed and helpless households to look towards the future with hope.