I, on behalf of the academic council of Rawalpindi Medical College welcome you all to Rawalpindi Medical College & Allied Hospitals, Rawalpindi. It is indeed a great honor and privilege for me to be the Principal of this great institution. It was not in my slightest imagination when I joined this college as a first year medical student 33 years ago that I would one day be given the honor of being the principal of this college. For me, RMC is not just a medical college, it is way beyond that. Everything that Allah has given me is because of RMC. Being the graduate of second batch RMC, being the first Rawalian FCPS, first Rawalian Assistant Professor, first Rawalian Professor and now the first Rawalian Principal – my love and passion for RMC, its faculty, its staff and above all the wonderful students is not describable by words. The vision of the founder Principal of RMC, Prof. Abdul Lateef (Late) "Enter to learn; leave to serve." is engraved into every Rawalian. I am also grateful and appreciate the services of all our teachers and past and present faculty members who have given enormous services in the development of this institution.
Since its inception, Rawalpindi Medical College has produced many brilliant doctors who are serving all over the globe and bringing good name to the country and the institution. Apart from academic contribution, this institution also provides specialized Health care facilities via Holy Family Hospital, Benazir Bhutto Hospital and District Headquarter Hospital to a vast population of Rawalpindi/Islamabad and majority of Northern Punjab.
The excellent faculty of RMC ensures outstanding undergraduate and post graduate medical education and training. This is supplemented with great opportunities for research and extra-curricular activities, which help prepare our doctors for a career in practical medicine.
Through out my career, I have learned that excellence is not a destination but a journey. Although it is a great honor for me to be the Principal, RMC but I also know it is a huge responsibility and challenge. Our goal for RMC will be excellent medical education without compromising patient care. I am optimistic that by the grace of Almighty ALLAH and dedication of our faculty, staff and students, we will be able to make this institution an icon of academic excellence and professional brilliance in Pakistan INSHALLAH.