Director’s message


Faisalabad Institute for Research Science and Technology (FIRST) is a brain child of Dr. Ehsan ul Haque, an eminent physician and well-known figure of Faisalabad. It is affiliated with The University of Health Sciences, Lahore.
It started functioning in a campus of 28 acres with state of art buildings in 2005. In 2016, Akhuwat Foundation took over the control of FIRST and its name changed to Akhuwat FIRST. Dr. Ehsan ul Haque is fully engaged as Chairman, Technical Advisory Committee.
By the grace of Almighty Allah, within three years this institute has made significant strides and is the leading scholarship-based Biotechnology Research Institution in the country. It has nearly 200 students (boys and girls) of B.S. (Hons) Biotechnology from all over Pakistan including Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, Baluchistan, Kashmir and Gilgit/Baltistan.
The 21st century is said to be the century of Biotechnology. Biotechnology is simply the use of modern techniques in any field of biology, whether it is botany, zoology, biochemistry or microbiology. It is one of the fastest-growing markets with a size of USD 775 billion. It has already provided cheap and abundant life saving drugs such as insulin, erythropoietin and interferons. All modern vaccines such as recombinant, conjugate, and DNA vaccines have been prepared by using Biotechnology. GM (genetically modified) crops are also produced by use of Biotechnology.
Akhuwat FIRST has an excellent faculty of nearly 15 members including 5 PhDs including eminent scientists of international fame. It also has four state of art Biotechnology Research Laboratories beside two IT laboratories, one of which has been developed by Alfalah Bank. There is also a modern library with access to HEC digital library.
It has lush green grounds and playing facilities for major games including cricket, football and hockey.
We are planning to start M.Phil. Biotechnology in 2020. We have the required infrastructure and faculty.
Akhuwat FIRST is a solid proof of the continuous hard work, resolution and commitment of the team of Akhuwat.

If you are hardworking, intellectually curious, and eager to improve your skills, I warmly welcome you to Akhuwat FIRST and assure you that you have made the right decision.


Akhuwat FIRST

Project Director & Administration



Col. (Retd.) Monim Niaz

Director Field Operation

Mr. Hamid Saeed

Admin Coordinator

Muhammad Kashif

Asst. Manager Accounts