Chairman visit to Islamabad & Faisalabad
From 26th to 31st July 2015
On his way to Islamabad Chairman PDF had a short visit to Al-Minar Centre for the Blind Faisalabad and presented support cheque to the General Secretary of Al-Minar from Pakistan Disabled Foundation. He also attended the reception arranged by the PAB Faisalabad in his Honour at Al-Faisal Markaz-e-Nabeena where Mr. Memon announced to provide teaching equipment and support for arranging skills training course.
On 28th July Mr. Memon together with his colleagues in the delegation had a successful meeting with the Authorities of NaDRA regarding the inclusion of exclusive category of disabled persons on the national identity card. Insha Allah as per assurance in future disabled persons will have separate expression of their respective disability to differentiate between different categories.
On 29th July Chairman and his delegation had a meeting with the directorate General of Human Rights Mr. Arshad and his departmental colleagues the delegation had a successful discussion to include the issues of disabled community in the main agenda item of Human Rights Commission and Human Rights Organizations. Which was followed by a meeting with the Director NCRDP. After that Mr. Memon together with Mr. Khalid Hussain Bhatti and Mr. Shahid Rasheed visited a disabled member of PDF who is seriously ill and on dialasis. He also had a meeting with Director Special Education Mr. Mannan
On 30th July Mr. Memon and his delegation had a meeting with the concerned Authorities of planning, Development and reforms which was followed by a meeting with the Director General Operation of Pakistan Railways regarding the facilitation in obtaining discounted ticket for the blind and their attendant. Immediate after that Mr. Memon had meeting with the secretary CADD Mr. Khalid Hameed regarding the introduction of most modern technology for the blind and development of Urdu Software which was followed by a very comprehensive meeting with Secretary Ministry of information and Technology together with his colleagues Mr. Mushtaq Member and Mr. Iftekhar Director Software, regarding the inclusion of disability area as part of permanent annual program of Ministry of Information and Technology together with development of Urdu Software both in Urdu and talking.
Finally Mr. Memon visited the office of the Secretary of Ministry of Commerce to discuss the difficulties in getting duty free car for disabled persons. On the same evening i.e. 30th July Mr. Memon and his Colleagues addressed the Press Conference to high light the issues of disabled community