The Faculty of Pharmacy was established in 2009. Previously, it was the Department of Pharmacy which was established in 2003. Currently, it offers degree programs in Pharm-D, M.Phil (Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology) PhD (Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology). We educate future pharmacists and scientists and provide professional development opportunities to practicing pharmacists and the pharmaceutical industry.
All of our programs are driven by our mission to enhance the quality of life for the people of Pakistan and the global community through improve health. The past decade has witnessed major advancements in the practice, drug discovery, pharmaceutical technology and regulatory affairs of pharmacy.
Faculty of Pharmacy has laid down its objectives very carefully to enhance the industrial production and improvements in manpower development. Our department is unique in Pakistan because we have our own Pharmaceutical industrial unit which is going to be functional in recent future. In addition we have a Model Pharmacy which provides quality medicines and services to the local Public and training of community pharmacy to the Pharmacy students. The past decade has witnessed major advances in the practice, drug discovery, pharmaceutical technology, and regulatory affairs of pharmacy. This has necessitated radical changes in pharmacy education globally and locally.
Pakistan pharmaceutical market is of about Rs. 45 billion. The pharmaceutical sector mainly depends upon imports while local pharmaceutical industry is engaged only in formulations. There are only a few basic manufacturing plants in the country. With the implementation of WTO regime, the situation is going to be more serious. We will not remain competitive due to our extensive dependence on import of raw materials. In order to remain viable, we must plan to move towards indigenous production. For an effective indigenization, we must focus on human resource development. Keeping in view these developments, the Faculty of Pharmacy has laid down its objectives very carefully to enhance the industrial production and improvements in faculty and manpower development.