Pakistan Orthopaedic Association (POA) is a non-profit, NGO of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Pakistan. Launched in 1964 (Hyderabad) 

Founding Members were:

Prof. Z. K. Kazi, Prof Ali Muhammad Ansari, Late Prof. A Raheem

Aims and objectives

  • To bring together all professional workers interested in the field of Orthopaedics and to encourage goodwill and co-operation between them.
  • To stimulate interest in the study and advancement of the science and practice of Orthopaedics in all possible ways including propaganda, education and research.
  • To establish and run accident & trauma service centres and hospitals to promote the objectives of the Association
  • To organize and help in the organization of Rehabilitation centres and crippled children clinics.
  • To arrange lectures, clinical meetings, conferences and exhibitions for the study and discussion of all the problems of Orthopaedics.
  • To co-operate or to enter into arrangement with other Association, Bodies and authorities (national & International) in all matters which are likely to promote the objectives of the Association.

Executive Board

President: (one): All Pakistan basis

Secretary General (one): All Pakistan Basis

Treasurer: All Pakistan basis. 

Vice Presidents(four): One each from four provinces

Joint Secretaries (four): One each from four provinces

Executive Members (five): One each from four provinces and one from AJK

President Elect: All Pakistan basis

Immediate Past President Past President

Editor in Chief JPOA: All Pakistan basis


Committees to look after various concerns of POA in a more comprehensive and coordinated manner. They hold their meeting at least twice a year.

  • Ethical Committee
  • Constitution and Bylaws Committee
  • Election Commission
  • Education and Research Committee
  • Standardization of Implants Committees


  • Life Members
  • Annual Members
  • Student members
  • Associate members
  • Honorary Fellows
  • Emeritus Fellows

POA Forums

Sr. No.ForumsChairmenEmail
1.POA Foot & Ankle ForumDr. Rizwan Haroon ur Rashidrizwan.haroonrashid@aku.edu
2.POA Orthopaedic Oncology ForumProf. Maj. Gen. (R) Sohail Hafeezcolsohail@hotmail.com
3.POA Sports Surgery and Arthroscopy ForumDr. Khalid Mahmood Shahpkmahmudshah@gmail.com
4.POA Trauma ForumProf. Brig. Muhammad Suhail Aminsuhailamin@gmail.com
5.POA Pelvic & Accetabulum ForumDr. Masood Umermasood.umer@aku.edu

Liaisons Objectives

  • To ensure mutual understanding & cooperation between regional and international associations, to know each others problems, exchange knowledge & recent advancements
  • To exchange experts from various specialties of orthopaedics to provide opportunities of training for junior fellows/consultants. To provide an opportunity for implant instrument industry to develop further to achieve state art That all in the better benefit of medical education and the patients at large. Liaisons


  • Regional Liaison with SAARC countries
  • Liaison with APOA, SICOT ASAM, AAOS