Estanara Magazine

Advancement of PDPI E-Newsletter

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Editorial

Editorial

CONGRATULATIONS!!! WE TRIED OUR BEST On March 16, 2017, a bench constituted of three honorable Judges of the supreme court and headed by Honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Sahib, heard the case in detail and inquired the Lawyer and representatives of Bureau of Statistics to justify their position for not including the questions related to persons …

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Celebrating Disability: Pakistan’s Inspiring Disabled Women

Celebrating Disability: Pakistan’s Inspiring Disabled Women

Islamabad-In Pakistan, where government is even not ready for the headcount of persons with disabilities in 2017 census, the challenges faced by disabled women are immense. History always overlooked disability, writes Finlo Rohrer for BBC News Magazine. And of course there was always an incentive for disabled people to downplay or even hide their disability.  Paralysed from the waist down …

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CSS Qualified Persons with Disability Can Now Join Foreign Service of Pakistan

CSS Qualified Persons with Disability Can Now Join Foreign Service of Pakistan

Lahore High Court struck down provisions which barred persons with disability from joining Foreign Services. PHOTO: FILE LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday struck down provisions of the Rules of Competitive Examination 2014 which barred the Central Superior Services (CSS) qualified persons with disability from joining the Foreign Service of Pakistan (FSP). Releasing a detailed judgment in an already …

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SC Orders Govt to Count Disabled, Transgender People in Ongoing Census

SC Orders Govt to Count Disabled, Transgender People in Ongoing Census

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the federal government and the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) to amend census forms to include persons with disabilities and transgender people in the headcount exercise which commenced a day earlier. The court directed the PBS to implement the Lahore High Court's (LHC) decision in this regard, which had directed the bureau to include disabled …

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Dim Hopes of Rehabilitation for the Disabled

Dim Hopes of Rehabilitation for the Disabled

Representative image HYDERABAD: It could be close to beating Bengaluru in the IT game, but Hyderabad falls miserably behind India's startup capital when it comes to rehabilitation care. While the new Rights of Persons with Disability Act 2016 lists out 21 disciplines that require rehabilitation, the city caters to just a handful. Experts say that unlike a Bengaluru that's peppered …

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Cricket for a Cause

Cricket for a Cause

Charity match at CMC will support cricket for physically challenged Come March 18, the Oval, Christian Medical College’s (CMC) sports ground at Bagayam, will host a charity cricket match. The CMC XI team will play the Challengers Cricket Club for the Disabled (CCC) India XI team in a Twenty20 format game. The charity cricket match — Ida S. Scudder Challengers …

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Meet Sunita, A Wheelchair User Who Defies 'Disability', Travels And Inspires People

Meet Sunita, A Wheelchair User Who Defies 'Disability', Travels And Inspires People

Sunita Sancheti was only 16 when she lost all sensation below her waist following a spine injury. Don’t be mistaken though. She’s anything but disabled. In 1987, medical negligence led Sunita to lose control over her body from the waist down. She couldn’t even control her bladder and bowels. She also had to drop out of college, but it wasn’t …

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Report Finds Link Between Consanguineous Marriages and Disability

Report Finds Link Between Consanguineous Marriages and Disability

Image Credit: PTI Survey studied 580 cases of disability of which 85 children were out of consanguineous marriages A volunteer gives final touch-up to a bride during a mass marriage, where 191 couple got married in Ahmedabad, India. Mumbai: A report titled Disability and Consanguineous Marriages, documenting cases from a Mumbai slum, revealed disturbing facts on how marrying within the …

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Approach to Disability Questioned

Approach to Disability Questioned

A blind woman sings for donations on the side of a road in Phnom Penh. A recent research paper says that failure among foreign donors to take into account the Kingdom’s cultural attitudes towards disability often results in less effective intervention efforts. Sreng Meng Srun  Well-intentioned donor organisations working to assist the disabled often adopt an approach that is ineffectual in …

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Man Killed After Teen Drove Against Traffic in Penang

Man Killed After Teen Drove Against Traffic in Penang

BUKIT MERTAJAM • A 19-year-old part-time model, who was high on drugs, drove her car at around 110kmh against oncoming traffic along the North-South Expressway in Penang before crashing into four vehicles and a motorcycle, killing a 26-year-old man, the Malaysian media reported yesterday. The teenager, who was not named, was slightly injured and has been detained by police. A …

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Form Commission to Protect Children

Form Commission to Protect Children

Roundtable told Participants at a roundtable titled “Situation of child domestic workers: role of achieving SDGs” at The Daily Star Centre in the capital yesterday. Photo: Star Child rights activists yesterday demanded that the government form a separate commission to ensure protection and welfare of children. They also said the government should launch a national survey to determine the current …

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Over the Boundaries

Over the Boundaries

Sports can help reduce the stigma and discrimination so often faced by the disabled. Photo: courtesy Remember the former British wheelchair racer Tanni Grey-Thompson, who received 16 medals in her Paralympics career, along with 13 world championship medals? Or Oscar Pistorius, the South African sprinter, both of whose legs below the knee were amputated at the age of 11 months? …

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Let Us Renew Our Commitment to Social Justice

Let Us Renew Our Commitment to Social Justice

   Monday, February 20 is World Day of Social Justice on the theme, ‘Preventing Conflict and Sustaining Peace Through Decent Work’. For Sri Lanka’s National Government it is a day of deep significance because restoring social justice by creating a just society was the key promise when it won an historic victory on January 8, 2015. In the economic strategy …

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Conman Or Disabled Beggar? Beware Of This German Con Artist Scamming M'sians By Begging For Money

Conman Or Disabled Beggar? Beware Of This German Con Artist Scamming M'sians By Begging For Money

Benjamin Holst, the infamous professional beggar who has been banned from entering several countries in South East Asia, has now arrived in Malaysia. The 32 year-old German who calls himself a globetrotter has been seen begging in the streets of Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Since he suffers from a rare form of localised gigantism called Macrodystrophia lipomatosa …

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Global Heart Disease Rises With Limited Fruit, Vegetable Intake

Global Heart Disease Rises With Limited Fruit, Vegetable Intake

Heart disease burden related to low fruit and vegetable intake was highest in Bangladesh and Mongolia, respectively. HealthDay News — Getting people worldwide to eat more fruits and vegetables could significantly reduce disability and premature death from heart disease, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2017 Scientific Sessions, held from …

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