College of Medical Laboratory Technology (CMLT) Islamabad
The CMLT was initially established as School of Medical Technology (SMT) at Karachi in 1961. It was the first School in the field of Medical Technology in Pakistan. It was established by the Government to meet the ever-increasing demand of competent, well-trained Medical Laboratory Technicians. The SMT along-with other components of National Health Laboratories (NHL), Ministry of Health was shifted to Islamabad in 1965. In 1980, the NHL became National Institute of Health (NIH), an autonomous body of the Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan. Hence, the SMT became a fundamental and mandatory component of NIH. In 1989 the status of the School (SMT) was up-graded to the College (CMLT). In 1961, a certificate course of one year in the field of Medical Laboratory Technology was initiated. In 1970 the course was extended to one & a half year to incorporate the new developments in the field. In 1983, the duration was further increased to 02 years academic diploma course in order to equate with the intermediate level of formal education of the country. Later on the 02 years NIH diploma course was converted to HSSC-MLT in affiliation with Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (FBISE), Islamabad. In accordance with “National Education Policy 1998-2010”, “Education Sector Reforms, Strategic Plan 2001-2004” and as per guidelines of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, a 04 years B.Sc.(Hons) MLT degree program was started in 2007 in affiliation with King Edward Medical University, Lahore. In 2012, the college was affiliated with the Punjab University, Lahore.