Pakistan: Report on Disability Forum

Posted on 6 October 2007. Filed under: News, South Asian Region | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Last month, people with disabilities in Pakistan gathered to discuss their challenges and possible solutions. This report summarizes the discussions at the Nawabshah Disability Forum (NDF-Nawabshah). Thank you to Ghulam Nabi Nazimani for passing this along.


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One day seminar on “Problems of PWDs in Pakistan organized by Nawabshah Disability Forum (NDF-Nawabshah) member of SDF and DPI Pakistan at Suroor Hotel Nawabshah on 12 SEPTEMBER 2007.

Nawabshah disability forum (NDF-Nawabshah) is a non-profitable organization of Person with disabilities, which is run by energetic & dynamic persons with disabilities on self-help basis in rural area of southern Pakistan. It was working with Sindh Disabled Welfare Association since 1995 and then separated as NDF in 10-01-2002 to work in It’s area of operation is district Nawabshah of Sindh province of Pakistan. NDF – Nawabshah leads to all categories of persons with disabilities. NDF- Nawabshah came into existence to help deprived community of persons with disabilities of rural Sindh. NDF-Nawabshah is affiliated Sindh Disability Forum (SDF), Disabled peoples International Pakistan (DPI-P).

1: To seek attention of the district Government towards the problems faced by PWDs of Nawabshah.
2:To sensitize the civil society regarding the issues of special peoples.
3: To raise the Public awareness regarding the issues of special persons .
4: To provide an opportunity to the PWDs to intermix with the society.
5: To build up confidence among the PWDs.
6: To create close Linkage between institutions working for PWDs.

Schedule of the Program
Chaired By: Mr. Abdul Haque Jamali Sahib,
Naib Nazim District Nawabshah.
Chief Guest : Ghulam Nabi Nizamani Sahib,
President Sindh Disability Forum (SDF) and vice chair person Dpi Asia Pacific.
Recitation made by: Rustam Jamali Sahib.
Facilitator : Ghulam Muhammad Sarang Sahito.

Abid Lashari (President NDF-Nawabshah)
He first of all thanked all the participants, who devoted their precious time for the seminar .He highlighted the main objectives of the seminar. He said that we want to involve Local Government to solve the problems concerned to disability .NDF wants to realize that PWDs are not burden over the society but PWDs have to play vital role in the development of the society. He Further said that we want to raise our voices at assembly Floors for the redresses of our grievances. PWDs are ignored in all developmental fields; even 2% reserved job Quota is not implemented .we want draw attention of the district government Nawabshah that we PWDs are also part of the society. He appealed to the civil society to give space to the PWDs for their independent living.

Mr: Saleh Biloo (Renowned Journalist)
He said in his speech that civil and governmental institutions for PWDs in Nawabshah are failed regarding the rehabilitation of PWDs. Reserved 2% job Quota is sold on commission to Person with non-disabilities. He further said, we should change our attitudes towards special persons. Special children must be offered out-door activities as they may not feel themselves chained in the institutions.

Mr: Sarng Sahito (A.D , RCMHC)
He said that our institution RCMHC is also working for the cause of Rehabilitation of PWDs from government side, our institution facing lot of hardships due to un-availability of convinces despite it we are working to meet the cause. He further said that NDF is playing pivotal role to create mass awareness.

Mr. Khan Bhadur Bhatti Sahib (Taluka Naib Nazim Nawabshah)
He said that TMA Nawabshah will try it’s best to address the issues concerned to disability .He apprized the role of NDF ,to raise the voice of PWDs .He maintained that TMA Nawabshah will provide every possible support.

Mr Ghullam Nabi Nizamani (President Sindh Disability Forum(SDF ) and vice chair DPI Asia Pacific
He said in his speech that Disability is not curse but blessing in disguise. It is our moral duty to support our fellows. He said that PWDs have God-gifted abilities ,they have proven themselves in the History, like Moririo Mirbhar, Helen Keller and others. He further said that Morrio Mirbhar is my role model, who fought against a wicked crocodile with bravery in spite of disability ,we should proud over Morrio, hero of Sindhi folk stories. He said Due to unavailability of Ramps in the public offices, PWDs could not make easy access to reach the competent authorities. He demanded of Authorities to make Barrie-Free Society for PWDs in the Pakistan. He said that UNO has passed convention on rights of PWDs, meanwhile Pakistan is reluctant to sign the document. He demanded of Pakistan Govt: to sign the document forthwith as rights of PWDs could be protected .He lauded the sincere efforts of NDF team under leader ship of Abid lashari for organizing such type of Seminar; He said there should be series of such type of programs for public awareness.

MR: ABDUL HAQUE JAMALI SAHIB (Naib Nazim District Nawabshah)
Mr: Abdul Haque Jamali said in his presidential address that PWDs are most active they have potential to work every where. He appreciated the services of NDF-Nawabshah and termed the seminar as an historical event in the District .He said that special persons require special attention. It is our moral duty to pay proper attention over the problems faced by PWDs of Nawabshah. He maintained that District Govt: will provide every possible help to NDF ,which works for the betterment of PWDs of district .He said that He will try his best to implement reserved 2% job Quota in civil & private sector .He said that I salute those persons who have broken begging bowl and captured PEN in their Hands. We all must be united to Help PWDs as they could prove themselves as useful part of the society.
· PWDs must be given equal partnership in the society.
· Reserved 2% job Quota may strictly be implemented in the civil and private sector.
· Survey of PWDs be collected and then plan of action be made for rehabilitation of PWDs.
Provision of office for NDF-Nawabshah.
Provision of Special grant for NDF-Nawabshah.
Provision of special club for PWDs .
Provision of Ramps in Public places.
Restructuring Of district assessment board.
Free education college and in university level in special scholars should be offered to special candidates
To maintain 20 percent funds quota in Zakat in Baitul Mal for PWDs
Provision of helping hands and artificial limbs

At the end Mr. Ghulam Sarwar jat presented vote of thanks, and two hundred participants were served refreshment.

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