Zafar Khan is chair of the Limbless Association UK and a special adviser to Mencap. Zafar was elected Chair of the Limbless Association – an organisation that provides information, advice and support for people of all ages who are without one or more limbs – in 1993. Zafar himself is an amputee as a result of a traffic accident while in his twenties.
He operates a pharmacy business in London and is active in the professional activities of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, of which he is a Fellow. Zafar has been in the forefront of campaigns to help Iraqi children disabled by the US-led attack on Iraq and in relief work following the Kashmir Earthquake.
He is founder president of the Pakistan Limb Loss Foundation that has provided over 200 prosthetic legs and is now working to promote technology transfer in this field to Pakistan. In the 2006 Honours List Zafar Khan received an MBE in for services to London’s healthcare. This is for his work in promoting round-the-clock advisory services through community pharmacies.