Mr. Muhammad Iqbal, also known as Kashif ke Abbu, is a strong man whose name is included in the prayers of many Thalassemic patients and their families. Years earlier he was living a happy life married to the hearty Kaneez Iqbal since 1977 (who later became the VC of KITCC), and his career flourishing at Steel Mills Karachi. In 1980, their lives shifted seriously. Their beloved son Kashif Iqbal was born and diagnosed with Thalassemia Major.
And so began the journey of three determined people. Muhammad Iqbal and Kaneez Iqbal did their best to provide treatments for Thalassemia to Kashif in Pakistan for 5-6 years. In 1994, they took Kashif to Cyprus and UK for Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT), hoping for the permanent cure.
Kashif knew first-hand the harsh troubles and the pain they all had faced during his lifetime. Therefore, he wished his father to continue the battle for other Thalassemic patients, since,
“This disease is a test which can be prevented and cured with a TEST.”
In 1996, during his treatments for the cure of Thalassemia in London, UK, Kashif left us with his remarkable will and fighting spirit.
Kashif Iqbal Thalassemia Care Center, widely known as KITCC, was established in his memory and remembrance in the room belonging to Madam Shehzadi Begum, after last services. Muhammad Iqbal and his wife Kaneez Iqbal, along with their highly supportive UK friends
M. Zafar Khan, Mah Para Iqbal and Madam Shehzadi Begum (mother of M. Zafar Khan) started their life’s mission to start awareness of Thalassemia in Pakistan for 100,000+ patients.
His mission and wish of Kashif Iqbal about making Pakistan free from Thalassemia are still continued with faith in Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and the strong support of people who believe that every SINGLE LIFE IS WORTH SAVING! SO HELP SAVE! DONATE A PART OF YOU WITH THE SINCEREST LOVE!