MNA Muhtarma Faryal Talpur inaugurates NDF CDP Rehab Center in Nawabshah

 

  

NAWABSHAH: (21-01-2018) NDF Pakistan established NDF CDP Rehab Center was launched formerly through inauguration by MNA Mohtarma Faryal Talpur in Nawabshah. MNA Mohtarma Faryal Talpur said that NDF is providing basic rehabilitation to the intellectual with disabilities, which is very difficult task but NDF commitments are very high to tackle. She said it is dire need to tackle mental health issues over all Sindh especially in Nawabshah. She termed NDF efforts encourage able to tackle disabilities issues in Sindh. Pakistan Peoples Party always supported disability cause, Sindh Government is providing jobs against disabled quota. MNA Faryal Talpur ensured for providing plot & building for the center in Nawabshah & recommended NDF plea for annual grant to Chief Minister Sindh. Earlier Mr. Abid Lashari briefed about Rehab Center establishment, said that the center was established through grant of Community Development Programme (CDP), UCBPRP, Planning & Development Department Government of Sindh under allocated budget PKR-24 Million. The facility will cater needs Life Therapies such as Physiotherapy, Psycho-Therapy, Occupational Therapy, & Speech Therapy, the center will provide boarding facility to 50 children with disabilities & Day-care Facilities to 50 children with disabilities. The 100 beneficiaries belongs to different districts of Sindh. He said that the main objective of center was To enable children with disabilities to live their life with dignity and confidence as equal citizens of Pakistan, to alleviate poverty in Sindh by reducing economic-burden on families/communities living with disabled children, to develop a ‘Center of Excellence’ to produce in future cadre of qualified professionals, generate new knowledge and needs-based responses about child disability challenges in the area, develop good practices of rehabilitation services to replicate the approach in other parts of Sindh. He further told by sharing achievements that synergies developed with CDP & NDF to establish a unique PPP (Private Public Partnership), new knowledge generated about situation of intellectual disability in target areas via baseline research, holistic mapping of target beneficiaries (120 children), community mobilization & engagement activities initiated, awareness enhancement & training activities started, identification & hiring of qualified staff completed, installation of state of the art machines for disability treatment, linkages established with research, health, academic & disability-rights organizations across Pakistan, shaheed Benazir Abad/Nawabshah soon to become a hub for child disability-related rehabilitation activity in Sindh and Pakistan. Mr. Lashari also shared challenges for children with Intellectual in Target Areas, that lack of quality care facilities for children with intellectual disabilities in Shaheed Benazirabad/Nawabshah & Sindh, knowledge & awareness about disability not available in target communities/parents, difficult coping strategies. Some people sent to institutions/mental hospitals for life, children with intellectual (mental) disabilities are not understood at early stage , hence they become victims of their own family. Some treated also as possessed, teachers unaware/unskilled to cater special learning needs, institutions in rural Sindh need more equipment for these type of centers. He requested help in sustainability initiatives through linking ups with INGOs, NGOs, local Philanthropy, Foreign Embassies & Consulates & Sindh Government to allocate annual grant to sustain the services of the programme. Mr. Zia ul Hassan Lanjar Law Minister Sindh, Mr. Jam Tamchi Unar Chairman District Council Shaheed Benazir Aad, Mr. Hasham Khan Director CDP/UCBPRP P&D Sindh, Mr. Saleem Raza Jalbani Chairman Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Sindh, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Nizamani Focal Person on Disability in Sindh Social Welfare Department, Haji Azeem Mughal Taluka Chairman Nawabshah, NDF Consultant Mr. Aftab Iqbal Director, PCDC Islamabad, Mr. Aftab Ahmed Zardari, Mr. Ali Hassan Zardari, Mr. Razi Khan Jamali, Sher Baz Mari & others were also present during the ceremony.

  

 

NDF & CRAN holds protest demo for the Justice for Zainab in Nawabshah

 

NDF & CRAN holds protest demo for the Justice for Zainab in Nawabshah

NAWABSHAH: National Disability & Development Forum (NDF) & CRAN child rights network held protest demo at Nawabshah Press Cl;ub. The Protestors Abid Lashari, Zulfiqar Khaskheli, Abdullah Langah & others said that murder rape case of Zainab is one of tragic incident of Pakistan. This kind of incidents leads to insecurity to children. Children rights must be protected at any cost, the children are most vulnerable population, sexual abuse in District Kasur is in rise, the authorities must take stern actions against culprits. Kasur District has witnessed numerous such incidents, but some hidden hands protect the culprits. It was demanded immediate arrest of involved culprits with exemplary punishment. Mean while NDF Women Wing led by Ms. Shumaila Arain, Asma Munir Arain & others also hold protest demo at NDF office Nawabshah. For justice for Zainab.

NDF-PFDP participation during helmet distribution by Sindh Police

NDF and PFDP participation during helmet distribution ceremony organized by SSP Mr. Sajid Ameer Sadozai at SSP office Shaheed Benazir Abad. Mr. Nauman Siddique DC Shaheed Benazir Abad, Lala Arshad from Shah Sacha Sami Foundation, Mr. Abid lashari from NDF and PFDP, media persons, students, social activists participated during the ceremony. During the ceremony 170 helmets were distributed and awareness campaign about helmet benefits were launched. Speakers SSP Mr. Sajid Ameer Sadozai, DC Mr. Nauman Siddique Latki and DSP Mr. Mobin Parhiar and others said that the helmet is life saving instrument, every biker must wear during motorbike driving, head injury caused 80% accidental deaths, this is the time to reduce this practice through using helmets. Youth must cooperate in this regard. The NGOs showed commitment to cooperate in awareness campaign.

NDF participation during Taleemi Kachehri organised by CDF Sakrand

Sakrand (31-12-2017): NDF participation during Taleemi Kachehri organised by CDF Sakrand. The speakers Mr. Abdul Razaque Umrani, Mr. Abdul Hameed Arain, Mr. Abid Lashari, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Keerio & Mr. Aajiz Jamali said that Sindh Education Day (08th January 2018) should be observed to ensure quality education. They said the status of education is very miserable. We should keep stand to ensure quality education.

NDF participation during helmet distribution ceremony organised by SSP Shaheed Benazir Abad

  

  

NAWABSHAH: (03-01-2018) NDF and PFDP participation during helmet distribution ceremony organized by SSP Mr. Sajid Ameer Sadozai at SSP office Shaheed Benazir Abad. Mr. Nauman Siddique DC Shaheed Benazir Abad, Lala Arshad from Shah Sacha Sami Foundation, Mr. Abid lashari from NDF and PFDP, media persons, students, social activists participated during the ceremony. During the ceremony 170 helmets were distributed and awareness campaign about helmet benefits were launched. Speakers SSP Mr. Sajid Ameer Sadozai, DC Mr. Nauman Siddique Latki and DSP Mr. Mobin Parhiar and others said that the helmet is life saving instrument, every biker must wear during motorbike driving, head injury caused 80% accidental deaths, this is the time to reduce this practice through using helmets. Youth must cooperate in this regard. The NGOs showed commitment to cooperate in awareness campaign.

NDF participation during capacity building training on child rights

  

NAWABSHAH (31-12-2017): NDF participation during capacity building training on child rights conducted by DAVCON & CRAN Shaheed Benazir Abad. During the training Trainer Mr. Iqbal Detho shared information regarding establishment of Remand Room & Dar ul Aman in Shaheed Benazir Abad. He said that child rights must be protected through involvement of all stakeholders including Government Institutes & civil society. He said Child Protection Units will support child rights in Sindh. He shared structure of District Legal Empowerment Committee, Child Protection Authority, Child Protection Unit, Women Crisis Center, Dar ul aman, District Monitoring Cell for Child Marriages Restraints & Sindh Health Care Commission.