Shaukat Khanum Hospital

Join the thousands of people from around the world, who are coming together to lay the foundations of what will be Pakistan’s biggest cancer hospital to date. Join us. Lay one brick or ten. Give Sadaqah Jariyah towards anything from equipment to a room or an entire ward. Every brick and piece of equipment donated will help save lives for years to come.

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Then and now…

Shaukat Khanum Hospital was established in Lahore in 1994, by Imran Khan. It was a first in Pakistan, as a comprehensive care facility dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Since then, and with your trust and support, we’ve grown to expand our reach.

To meet demand and support patients in harder to reach areas, we’ve founded another Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Peshawar, and are building a third one in Karachi. We’ve established Diagnostics Centres, Laboratory Collection Centres, and Outreach Screening Clinics nationwide.

At IKCA, we believe in providing cancer care for patients, irrespective of whether they can afford it or not. We also believe free treatment shouldn’t mean poor service. Part of our promise is to ensure our hospital stays current with technological advances in the medical field. Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital is pioneering cancer research in Pakistan and keeping abreast of the latest breakthroughs in cancer treatment with the use of state-of-the-art medical equipment.

Did you know…

Decades before the Prime Minister of Pakistan entered politics, he was a cricket legend and the captain who led the Pakistan team to victory at the 1992 Cricket World Cup. Imran Khan donated the entire sum of his prize money from that win, plus more, to build Shaukat Khanum Hospital.

Shaukat Khanum Hospital conducted the first ever bone marrow transplant in Lahore in 2006. The £14,000 procedure was carried out at no charge to the patient and was made possible through the generous support of an anonymous donor.

Shaukat Khanum Hospital was the first hospital in Pakistan to procure a PET CT scan in 2007. A Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computerised Tomography (CT) scan is an imaging technique. It helps provide information about the activity of cancer cells. Patients in Pakistan had to go abroad to undergo this test in the past.

In December 2015, the second Shaukat Khanum Hospital was inaugurated in Peshawar. Like our Lahore hospital, it houses all the specialised diagnostic and therapeutic facilities to treat cancer, under a single roof.

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Give your Zakat to Imran Khan Cancer Appeal

Your Zakat allows us to provide free treatment to 75% of our patients at Shaukat Khanum, every year.

We’ve been trusted with your Zakat for over 25 years. With it, we save lives and provide healing for Pakistan’s poorest. Find out about our Zakat transparency and the care we take to ensure your Zakat reaches the most deserving. Browse our Zakat Guide to get answers to your frequently asked questions about the obligation of Zakat and all its conditions in Islam. Zakat Guide and Transparency.

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Other ways to support our life saving work

At Shaukat Khanum Hospital, we cannot use your Zakat to purchase vital hospital equipment and medication, or build the hospital wards in which our patients are cared for. This is where your Sadaqah comes in. Find out about how we spend you Sadaqah.

Here are some other ways you can support Shaukat Khanum Hospital and the life saving work we do…

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Cancer Care at Shaukat Khanum Hospital

13697299_10153784050477029_5806911991125952576_n“Here, we tell patients whatever the reality of their case is. While being a critical care patient does not always mean the worst, we also never give fake hope.” – ICU Nurse, Asif

Find out why ICU care demands a specialised kind of nursing 


13590385_10153777076257029_3237137505640202629_n“The basic idea of play therapy is to keep children psychologically stable as they go through prolonged cancer treatment.” – Play Therapist, Bushra

Find out why Play Therapy is Vital to Cancer Care