Mr. Syed Qasim Naveed Qamar visits NDF Rehab Centre, Nawabshah

 

 

Mr. Syed Qasim Naveed Qamar Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities visited NDF Rehabilitation Center, Nawabshah which is engaged to provide rehabilitation services to 200 children with intellectual disabilities in Nawabshah, Shaheed Benazir Abad & its surrounding Districts. Mr. Abid Lashari CEO NDF shared progress of the center & told about available services in the facility, such as free boarding & Day care with life therapies i.e Psychotherapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy for independent living of the children, there are 35-50 children at boarding & 150 in Day care with free pick & drop. Mr. Qasim Naveed apprised the efforts made by NDF in rural area of Sindh, He termed the center as unique facility & replicate-able model in other towns of Sindh. Mr. Qasim Naveed further said that Intellectual Disability is one of grey area in Pakistan to be addressed. He extended his possible support to make it sustainable in Nawabshah first as model Pilot project of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities to replicate in other towns to provide support to children with intellectual disabilities. Mr. Shahzaib Shaikh Deputy Secretary, Mr. Ghullam Nabi Nizamani Deputy Director Social Welfare Sanghar, Ms. Saira Lashari Director NDF, Tariq Hussain Channar Program Manager NDF & others were also present on the occasion.

Adopt a disabled child program of NDF launched

 

Dr Atir from CJ Hospital Giddu visited NDF Rehab Center Nawabshah.

NAWABSHAH (Oct: 29, 2018) Dr. Atir from CJ Giddu Hospital is seen visiting NDF Rehab Center Nawabshah. He showed his satisfaction over NDF services and said CJ and NDF will join hands in future to address mental health in Sindh.

 

PUAN NDF conducted awareness session at Girls High School Ghari Khairo

 

 

 

GHARI KHAIRO: (30th Oct 2018) PUAN Sukkur & NDF conducted one activity in Government Girls High Secondary School Ghari Khairo, District Jacobabad. The event was self funded by Current leadership & hosted by Mr. Nasir Shah (Alumni). Mr. Abid Lashari Vice President PUAN Sukkur, Ex-President Mr. Bruener B. Newton (Tony) & Ms. Saira Lashari from NDF delivered the sessions to encourage girls to apply for US exchange programs for quality education & leadership skills development. The students & Teachers took keen interest to learn about information of US Exchange Programs.

NDF organised session on Budget & Taxation in Nawabshah

 

 

 

Nawabshah: (22nd Oct 2018) NDF in collaboration of Indus Consortium & Oxfam organised a training session on Budget & taxation in Nawabshah under Finance for Development project. The session on Taxation proceeded with brief introduction of NDF,Indus Consortium and Oxfam, Mr. Abid Lashari facilitated the session. Participants from communities, CSOs, Media and academia were present in the session. Mr. Lashari explained the term tax as” through which governments can be held accountable, rights be claimed and inequality be tackled” he further defined the taxation system implemented in Pakistan in details, he explained the different types of taxes being collected in Pakistan as:
Progressive Taxes: A progressive tax takes a higher percentage of tax from people with higher incomes. It means that the more a person earns, the higher his average rate of tax will be.
Regressive Taxes: A regressive tax is a tax that takes a larger percentage of income from low-income earners than from high-income earners. A regressive tax is generally a tax that is applied uniformly to all situations, regardless of the payer.
Direct Taxes: A direct tax is paid directly by an individual or organization to an imposing entity. A taxpayer, for example, pays direct taxes to the government for different purposes, including real property tax, personal property tax, income tax or taxes on assets.
Indirect Taxes: An indirect tax is a tax that is paid to the government by one entity in the supply chain, but it is passed on to the consumer as part of the price of a good or service. The consumer is ultimately paying the tax by paying more for the product. An indirect tax is shifted from one taxpayer to another.

He further said it is dire need to reduce burden taxes on poor community. Paying Taxes bridge citizens to Government. Its good omen that every one should be bridged with Government. The participants showed great interest & vowed to disseminate the message for Tax justice in Pakistan.

NDF held meeting with Lead Pakistan in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: (19th Oct 2018) NDF meeting held with Mr. Ali Tauqeer Shaikh CEO Lead Pakistan  in his office in Islamabad. Mr. Lashari shared NDF profile & work to develop future collaboration with Lead Pakistan. Mr. Ali Tauqeer Shaikh acknowledged NDF services & efforts in development sector especially in disability & further said that NDF is one of partner of lead, it is dire need to initiate joint ventures in future.

NDF meeting with Help Age International in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: (18th Oct 2018) NDF meeting held with Ms. Ajeeba Aslam Country Director Help Age International  in her office in Islamabad. Mr. Lashari shared NDF profile & work to develop future collaboration with Help Age International. Ms. Ajeeba Aslam acknowledged NDF services & efforts in development sector & encouraged for future collaboration in disability & Aging in Pakistan especially in Sindh.

NDF meeting with DG BISP in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: (17th Oct 2018) NDF held meeting with Mr. Sajid Balouch Director General (DG) Complementary Initiatives in his office in Islamabad. Mr. Lashari shared progress of NDF Pilot Project with BISP in Shaheed Benazir Abad. Mr. Sajid Balouch discussed various avenues to bring opportunities for NDF o address mental health in Pakistan especially in Sindh.

NDF held meeting with Secretary BISP in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: (17th Oct 2018) NDF held meeting with Mr. Umar Hameed Khan Secretary Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) in his office in Islamabad. Mr. Lashari shared NDF progress on Pilot project with BISP in Nawabshah, Shaheed Benazir Abad. Mr. Umar Hameed Khan acknowledged NDF services & efforts in development sector especially in disability & assured his possible support to address mental health among BISP beneficiaries under NDF collaboration in Pakistan.

NDF held meeting with Nestle Pakistan in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: (17th Oct 2018) NDF held meeting with Ms. Fatima from CSR department of Nestle Pakistan at BISP office Islamabad. Dr. Khalid Mehmood Director BISP introduced NDF with Nestle for future collaboration. Mr.  Lashari shared NDF profile & work to develop future collaboration with Nestle. Ms. fatima acknowledged NDF services & efforts in development sector & encouraged for future collaboration in disability in Pakistan especially in Sindh.