Delegation of PDF Visit to Islamabad, Peshawar, AJK and Faisalabad

The Visit of PDF delegation to
Islamabad, Peshawar, AJK, and Faisalabad
27th November to 5th December 2016

A delegation to comprising of four members arrives in Islamabad on Sunday 27th November and immediately proceeds to Mr. KHALID HUSSAIN BHATTI (marhoom’s) ‘’The PDF Chief in Islamabad a well known social worker national and international fame place’’ for his burial ceremony. The next day on 28th November delegation visited Qandeel institute for the blind and Rawalpindi which was followed by a visit to Shamsabad Girls School for the blind of Government of Punjab. After that delegation left for Peshawar where the representative of PAB KPK received the delegation to visit the PAB house in Peshawar after having meeting with the committee members of PAB including Qari Saad Noor Sahab which was followed by a lunch. After that delegation had a meeting with the group of senior blind male and female teaching staff in government institute for the blind Peshawar. Next day on 29th November delegation visited the government institutes for the blind girls and boys separately. The group of a female blind also had a meeting with Madam Shakila Yasmin Member of the delegation and vice chairperson of the PDF. Both the institutions were provided 27 line Braille writing slate and self threading needles specially for the girls of the institution. Immediate after that delegation visited the national centre of special education Hayatabad (which is now provincial in fact) The principal and staff welcomed the delegation and briefed about the activities and status of the institution which was followed by a visit to classes after that delegation enjoyed the lunch hosted by Mr. Kamal Yousuf the senior staff member and IT expert. In the early evening the delegation had a tour of Hayatabad and shopping areas as per information and entertainment. On 30th morning of November delegation left for Islamabad to join the family of KHALID HUSSAIN BHATTI (Marhoom) which was followed by a visit to graveyard to offer “Fateha”. Immediate after that delegation has a condolence meeting with Mr. Abdul Mannan retired Director of special education regarding the tragic expiry of his blind wife Madam Tahira during the Hajj performance.

On Thursday morning the 1st of December delegation attended the program of international day of disabled persons at national institute of special education in Islamabad which was followed by a Ta’aziaati program regarding Mr. Khalid Hussain Bhatti marhoom at Hotel Islamabad arranged by Pakistan Disabled Foundation.

A part from elder brothers of Mr. Bhatti, the family members, colleagues in the organization from all over the country and representatives of different organizations paid very high tribute to the technical competency, knowledgeable devotion and graceful submission with every one ir-respective of upper or lower class of Mr. Khalid Hussain Bhatti. The ceremony ended at Fateeha and Dua.

Observance of Disabled Day (National Seminar on IT for Disabled Persons together with Present Day Problems and Requirement).

To observe the International Day of Disabled Persons on 1st December 2016 in the afternoon a National Seminar comprising off four sessions organized by PDF in Islamabad at Hotel Islamabad. The MD Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) Barrister Abid Wahid Sheikh grace the occasion as the chief guest and expressed his views by briefing the services of PBM for PWD’s. He also assured positive action on the proposed points raised by the PDF in a memorandum submitted during the seminar. The Inaugural Session was followed by a comprehensive business session comprising of present day problems and requirements of disabled community and role of different GO’s with additional reference to proposed IT policy for disabled persons. The representatives and experts of the IT from the consumers of the services from different parts of the country spook skillfully on the related issues while GO’s representatives from information technology, ICT R&D Fund, Higher Education Commission, Directorate General of Special Education Islamabad and others described their positions and role in the mater. The program concluded at the high tea and thanks.

On 2nd December 2016 the PDF delegation left for AJK to attend the program of International Day held on 3rd December in Muzaffarabad, jointly organized by Ministry of Social Welfare, Special Education and Women Development and Red Cross. The Prime Minister of AJK Mr. Farooq Hyder grace the occasion as the Chief Guest and awarded shield of Honor to different dignitaries including Chief of Red Cross and Chairman of PDF. Among others the Minister Social Welfare, Secretary Social Welfare, Chairman Red Cross and Chairman PDF spook on the occasion. The students and trainees of National Special Education Centre presented different songs one of the delegates member Ms. Shakila Yasmin vice chairperson PDF had a separate meeting with disabled women to share with the ideas about the situation of disabled women in AJK. On 4th December delegation visited Al Faisal Markaz Faisalabad and attended the program of to observe international day, organized by the Pakistan association of the blind Faisalabad.

The Chairman PDF Mr. Memon in his capacity as the chief guest appreciated the improvement and strengthening activities and services of PAB Faisalabad secretary general of PAB Faisalabad Mr. Ghulam Mustufa by highlighting the importance of the day appreciated the cooperation of PDF and practical attention of PDF leadership including Ms. Shakila Yasmin, the same evening delegation finally left for Karachi.

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