S. Arif Ali believes in the great power of empathy and the ability of humans to transform the world into a better place for everyone, without any discrimination of class, race, religion or gender. It is with this belief that he started his social work in 1985, and then went on to establish Help International Welfare Trust (HIWT) in 1994 with a commitment to serve humanity however possible.
Alongside founding and running HIWT, Mr Arif has worked for several not-for-profit organisations, and has recently also founded Help Welfare Society, CSR Association of Pakistan and The CSR Journal.
In 2005, HIWT launched a countrywide campaign and started its Thalassemia Care Center in the heart of Karachi. This Thalassemia Care Center aims to make Pakistan a Thalassemia Major free country. In order to achieve this, HIWT has been working tirelessly to educate and treat underprivileged people, and currently has 220 registered thalassemia major patients who receive free blood transfusions, treatment, medicines and lab services. Mr. Arif Ali and his wife Mrs. Sumaira Arif have a shared vision of eliminating a number of social and medical problems from Pakistan, and to fully serve the underprivileged people across all provinces. Their passion for philanthropy can be summarised by their favourite quote, “the secret to living is giving”.
Founder & Chairman / Treasurer
Mr. Adil Ahmed Khan is the founder member of HIWT, from the beginning he is working for HIWT, He has done bachelor of commerce from Karachi University. He looks after all the operational activities of HIWT, while he is also part of an advisory board of HIWT. He has his own business with the name of Supper Traders.
Mr. Masood Ali Butt is the founder member of HIWT, from the beginning he is involved with HIWT, He looks after all the technical work of HIWT. He is permanent emplyee at Ziauddin Hospital in Karachi.
Mr. Muhammad Ashraf is the founder member of HIWT, from the beginning he is involved with HIWT. He is also part of Executive Committee of HIWT. He is a permanent employee in PIA.
Mr. Muhammad Tariq Khan is the founder member of HIWT, from the beginning he is involved with HIWT. He is a part Executive Committee of HIWT. He has his own business of Ladies Suits in DHA Khadda Market, Karachi.
Joint Secretary / Trustee
Mr. Muhammad Basheer is the founder member of HIWT, from the beginning he is involved with HIWT. He looks after outdoor activities of HIWT specially in Sindh areas. He is a permanent employee in Cardiovascular, Karachi.
Finance Secretary / Trustee
Mr. Aamir Ali is the founder member of HIWT, from the beginning he is involved with HIWT. He looks after outdoor work during Ramadan, Qurbani and other outdoor activties in Karachi. He is doing a private job.
Information Secretary / Trustee