Meet Abdul, the head pharmacist and owner of Corner Drugstore. Originally from Pakistan, he attended high school in Tanzania, before moving to the UK to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Sunderland. He completed a one-year internship at Davies Attbrook Chemists in Mayfair, Central London, and continued working in the city for an additional two years. In May 1977, he made the journey to Canada to reunite with his family and embark on an entirely new chapter in his life.
Abdul became the owner of Corner Drugstore in August 1987. He bought the pharmacy with a vision of transforming it into both a family and neighborhood-oriented location. He succeeded. Being a proud father of two daughters and one son, all of his children have played a role in the operations of the store, and together they have turned it into a hallmark of the community for local patients and visitors alike.
The responsibility Abdul feels towards the community has shone through in his work helping Syrian refugees settle into Canada upon their arrival. These efforts garnered recognition from the Alberta College of Pharmacy in 2013, which honored him with the APEX Bowl of Hygeia award. Demonstrating further dedication to patient health, he expanded his skill set by acquiring additional prescribing authority from the Alberta College of Pharmacy in 2014, and he’s also certified to administer injections.
Abdul’s journey embodies a blend of cultures, compassion, and professional excellence, and he looks forward to welcoming you to Corner Drugstore.