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Sindh moved a step ahead of the other three provinces nine months ago when the provincial assembly passed the Sindh Differently Abled Persons (Employment, Rehabilitation and Welfare) Act 2014. However, the law has not been implemented; officials have conceded that the rules and regulations required to make the law effective have not been put in place. The Sindh law replaces …

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PDPI/ Estanara Group – Interactive Session and Musical Performances by Our Talented PWDs at ENGRO.

On Monday, November 30th 2016 Estanara Group/ PDPI (Pakistan Disable People’s International) organized an Interactive session and a short musical program at ENGRO. This is an initiative towards inclusive and a friendly environment for persons with disabilities in our society.  The Interactive session started with an introductory speech by M. Mobin Uddin – President of PDPI / CEO Estanara Group and …

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Department of Social Welfare- Government of Sindh

Department of Social Welfare- Government of Sindh organized an event of recognition and award distribution at Arts council Karachi. The aim behind this ceremony was to acknowledge the efforts of the organizations working in collaboration with the department to bring a positive change in the society. Secretary social Welfare Shariq Ahmed Siddique, directors and executive body of the department were …

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Govt Committed to Provide Equal Participation for Persons with Disabilities: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has stated that the Government of Pakistan was committed to promote empowerment, provision of opportunities and equal participation for the persons with disabilities. "It is our prime concern to enhance their capacities and support them in setting their own priorities," the Prime Minister said in his message on the occasion of International Day of …

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Govt to introduce facilities for rehabilitation of the disabled

Govt to Introduce Facilities for Rehabilitation of the Disabled

On the occasion of the International Day for Disabled Persons, Punjab Social Welfare Department arranged a function in the honour of disabled persons to acknowledge the capabilities of blind people at public level. Member National Assembly Pervaiz Malik, Secretary Social Welfare Haroon Rafique, representatives of Punjab Welfare Trust for the disabled and a large number of blind persons from various …

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Sindh Govt Urged to Implement Job Quota for Special Persons

SUKKUR: The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was observed at the Pano Aqil garrison in Sukkur. A walk was arranged to mark the day. A large number of people, including special children, participated in the walk. On the occasion parents of special children were urged to enroll their children at schools that specialize in imparting education to the children …

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Pakistani Winners to Receive Leadership Award from Queen Elizabeth

LONDON: Two young Pakistanis are among 60 young people from across the Commonwealth who are being recognised as exceptional leaders in their community. Muhammad Usman Khan 27-year-old from Punjab and Zainab BiBi, 26-year-old from Lahore will be amongst 60 young people who will receive prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award. The award, which will be presented in London by the Queen …

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Words Matter: ‘Use Inclusive Language for the Differently-Abled’

A rally held to raise awareness on the International Day of Disabled Persons. PHOTO: ABID NAWAZ/EXPRESS LAHORE:  “Education is a fundamental right. Disabled citizens should not be denied this right,” speakers at an event held to mark the International Day of Disabled Persons on Thursday said. The event was organised at Children’s Library Complex by the Lahore Businessman Association for …

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Vivacity Inside Masti Gate

More of the same vanishing heritage The historic gates of Lahore are the precious inheritance of Lahoris. Though most of the gates have lost their existence with the passage of time and the transitions the city went through but still they are alive to witness the glory and magnificence of the bygone empires. The structure might not be existing now, …

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Dyslexia High Among Low Achievers in Dubai

About 500 students were screened for the learning disability A study of struggling pupils carried out in 15 schools in Dubai has shown many have signs of the learning disability dyslexia, despite never being diagnosed. More than half of the 475 primary and secondary pupils who were screened in November by the Lexicon Reading Centre were at a “high risk” …

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People with disabilities are Bangladesh’s assets, says Sheikh Hasina

People with Disabilities are Bangladesh’s Assets, says Sheikh Hasina

Sheikh Hasina has urged the affluent sections of society to come to the assistance of Bangladesh’s physically and mentally challenged population.  The prime minister reminded everyone that the disabled “are not a social liability”. “They are very much part of society. We have to be sympathetic towards them and assist them,” she said on the 24th International Day of Persons …

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The disabled can make a real difference

The Disabled Can Make a Real Difference

The differently-abled could make great contributions to our economy There was a time when it was common to see family members being excluded from social gatherings for being “different.” Most of us can attest to the fact that we were so desensitised and ignorant of the concept of disability, we took it as common sense that they needed to be …

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India – 10,000 Disabled Persons March to the Parliament

Around ten thousand disabled persons from various parts of the country took out a March to Parliament today, coinciding with World Disability Day. Owing allegiance to the affiliates of the National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPRD), National Federation of the Blind and the National Association of the Blind apart from various independent Disabled Persons Organisations and NGOs, the protest was against …

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4-Year-Old Girl with Down’s Syndrome Rocks the Socks Off Shoe Brand’s Back-to-School Ad

Little Cora is a total cutey (Picture: Priscilla Gragg/ Livie & Luca) 4-year-old Cora Slocum is the star of the latest ad campaign for children’s footwear brand Livie & Luca. She also happens to have Down’s syndrome. The Californian cutey was chosen for the campaign after Livie & Lucateamed up with Changing the Face of Beauty – a charity which aims to increase …

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Dwarf Fashion Show Hits Paris to Show that it’s not Height that Makes you a Model

Peacocking at Paris Fashion Week (Picture: EPA/Ian Langsdon) Because being a model is about attitude, not about height. The world of fashion is slowly but surely becoming more accepting. But while race and size barriers are gradually being broken down, height is still a hurdle to having a modelling career. But one organisation is trying to change all that. The National …

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Ability

Ability, Not Disability, Defines 
Group ‘Born’ with Down Syndrome

SPARE TIME: Rachel, Sean, Cristina and Steven, from left, enjoy a trip to a bowling alley in A&E’s ‘Born This Way.’ From the creator of “The Real World” comes yet another reality series, with another group of 20-somethings with big egos and bigger dreams. One wants to be a rap star. Another is planning to be a film producer. Most …

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Dance Organisation for Learning-Disabled People Wins Business Award

Magpie Dance, a dance organisation for learning-disabled people has won top place in the Business Awards for their home town. Image courtesy of Magpie Dance. Bromley-based Magpie Dance beat insurance companies, restaurants, banks and a range of other businesses in Prospect's Bromely Business Awards 2015, which come just as the dance organisation celebrates its 30th birthday. Artistic Director Avril Hitman said: “I’m so excited to …

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America's Next Top Model Update: First Hearing Impaired Contestant Impresses Judges, Crowned The Last Model Standing

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 04: Model Tyra Banks speaks onstage during the 'The FAB Life' panel discussion at the ABC Entertainment portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 4, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo : Photo by: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) The first hearing impaired America's Next Top Model contestant has …

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