Founded by Mr. Iqbal Ahmad Qarshi in July 1994, Qarshi Foundation carries out social welfare activities with focus on Health, Education, Welfare Projects and Environment Conservation. Qarshi Foundation strives to bring sustainable development by raising health awareness, and promoting professional and technical education and research activities. For this purpose, it runs various model complexes comprising of educational and health facilities. The foundation has established Tibbi Dispensaries, Mother Child & Health Care Centres and Hospitals. In the area of education Qarshi Foundation is sponsoring schools, running a Vocational Training Centre, Engineering College and QITHM. The foundation also provides education materials to schools, gives scholarships to bright students and offers Qarz-e-Hasna to deserving students for higher and technical studies. Qarshi University (visit www.qu.edu.pk), recently set up near Lahore, aims to offer quality education at affordable costs. Besides a number of departments that will provide education to produce leaders in different fields, the University offers Bachelor of Eastern Medicine and Surgery and a degree programme in Islamic Medicine with a modern outlook.
The foundation also gives financial assistance to the Deeni Madaris, NGOs and Institutes etc. including assistance to Islamic University, Bahawalpur in establishing the Department of Conventional Medicine.