Principal PGMI/AMC/LGH condemns
death of Prof Syed Ali Hyder
Principal Post Graduate Medical
Institute & Lahor General Hospital Professor Anjam
Habib Vohra, faculty members and hospital
administration have strongly condemned the brutal
murder of Prof. Syed Ali Hyder along with his son
Murtaza Hyder, a student of 7th class.
They have demanded Punjab Government to arrest the
culprits as early as possible and to provide
security to the family of Prof. Syed Ali Hyder.
All the hospital staff including doctors, nurses
and paramedics has also slammed the murder of
Prof. Syed Ali Hyder.
Prof. Anjam Habib Vohra said that
this brutal act has not deprived us from a very
able and decent professional but also a large
number of patients have lost a skillful and kind
hearted doctor. He said that it is an irreparable
loss for a country like Pakistan which is already
facing a great shortage of professionals. He said
that Government should take immediate steps to
avoid such tragedies in future and ensure safety
of such people who are asset of the nation. At
hearing the news of murder of Prof. Ali Hyder, a
feeling of grief and sorrow spread all
over the Lahore General Hospital. Especially the
patients admitted in his ward were very sad and
were condemning this act of cruelty.
Renowned Eye Specialist Prof Syed Ali Hyder, who
was murdered along with his son Murtaza Hyder in a
drive-by shooting, was laid to rest at the Gulberg
graveyard on Tuesday, amid tight security.
Late Prof. Syed Ali Haider
Prof. of Ophthalmology
The name of
Ameer-ud-din was given to this medical college to pay homage
to an illustrious surgeon Prof. Ameer-ud-Din who was
professor of surgery in King Edward Medical College.
Dr. Ameer served as
senior professor of surgery at Mayo Hospital at the time of
partition. He rendered glorious services for the treatment
of those who got injured at the hands of Sikhs and Hindus
during migration. The secret of his success as a medical
educationist lay in the fact that he practiced in his life
what he preached in his lectures to his students.
Prof. Ameer-ud-din had the qualities of character and
intellect, which he wished to inculcate in his students. His
whole life bore a shining example of sincerity and truth,
truth which he loved and advocated with Socratic passion,
truth which makes no compromise with expediency. He was
sincere to his patients and no one could influence him over
his professional honesty. He refused to give time for
medical checkup to the then President of Pakistan Field
Marshal Ayub Khan by saying that the President did not come
at the appointed time. So being a medical practitioner he
did not treat the President by usurping the right of another
waiting poor patient. Ayub Khan returned without getting
Prof. Ameer-ud-Din was punctual and produced health
professional who headed various eminent institutions in
Punjab and other provinces. He used to extend his helping
hands towards the needy impecunious patients and educational
scholarships to the deserving students. Prof. Ameer sold his
personal capacious house situated at the most expensive area
of the city Gulberg and donated all the money got from
purchasing his house to the development of the Paediatric
Surgery Ward of Mayo Hospital Lahore.
Considering his unprecedented contribution towards medical
education and his arduous services for the ailing humanity,
the Academic Council of PGMI/AMC decided to honour him by
giving his name to this newly established medical college.