I was born in Rampur in India. When I was 9, our family moved to Pakistan, eventually settling in Karachi.
I went to Dow Medical College. Our education was all in English. Our medical college was based on the British standard. All our teachers had gone to Britain to get their postgraduate qualifications. If you had an MRCP [Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians] or an FRCS [Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons], you were held in great esteem. So all of us wanted to come to Britain to get our postgraduate qualifications.