One Day Seminar on GBV, Community Policing & Disability Rights At Shaheed Benzir Bhutto University

NAWABSHAH: (05-12-2017) National Disability & Development Forum (NDF) & Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University in collaboration of Pakistan Forum for Democratic Policing (PFDP), Pakistan US Alumni Network (PUAN) & New Zealand High Commission, Pakistan organized one day seminar to mark world Disability day “Awareness rising on disability rights & prevention Gender Balance Violence through Democratic Policing”. Mr. Arshad Saleem Vice Chancellor Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University (SBBU) pressed need of education among persons with disabilities; he announced free education in university for special students. He said education is only source prove ability of persons with disabilities. He urged upon society to take unified efforts to reduce gender based violence. He said community police is ideal form of policing if this practice is implemented. Mr. Asim Jasra SP Nawabshah said that disability is not inability; they are very much capable if offered equal opportunities. He said the efforts of PFDP & NDF regarding community Police are encouraging & laud able. He said Community Policing efforts are under process in the department & Police serve for the nation. Police has good system to redress complains of women regarding GBV, mostly GBV cases are unreported because of societal customs. He said Women Police Officers are deployed to deal with women complains. Mr. Abid Lashari President NDF said that observance of 16 days activism is to make aware public regarding understanding GBV related cases & redress. He said Community Police empowers community not dictates. Community Policing is tie up of Police & community. Police is not ever regarded as Muhafiz, public ownership is lesser, this is the time to tie up Police & Community to mitigate FEAR of Police to promote a more positive, accessible image of the police and support the positive elements within the police working for good under Community Policing with slogan MY POLICE FOR ME, to own Police as first service provider. He further said that Community Policing is the way the police engages the public. This concept started from Police Reforms in American Police a century ago. It broadens the police mission from narrow focus on crime & law enforcement to a mandate encouraging exploration of creative solutions for host of community concerns including crime, fear of crime, and perception of disorder, quality of life & neighborhood conditions. Community policing rests on the belief that working with people, police will be able to improve quality of life. The Police must see themselves as part of Community rather than separate from the community. Mr. Ghulam Nabi Nizamani Focal person Sindh Social Welfare Department said that Government is committed to serve persons with disabilities through providing jobs against 5% quota & law on Disability is also passed, the amendments are under process to ensure facilities to disabled community. Mr. Sarfraz Korejo Founder member Pakistan US Alumni Network (PUAN) Sukkur Chapter said PUAN believes in financial empowerment of persons with disabilities, in this regard PUAN implemented 03 projects for vocational training of persons with disabilities, as a results hundreds were benefited, still PUAN is committed to deliver. PUAN has included persons with disabilities in leadership cabinet of PUAN Sukkur, Mr. Abid Lashari is with disabilities and elected as General Secretary. During the Seminar 15 Graduates of Vocational Training of English Language & Information Technology project funded by New Zealand High Commission Pakistan, were awarded certificate. NDF distributed 05 wheel chairs among persons with disabilities to ensure their mobility. Ms. Asma Munir, Mr. Abdul Rehman & others also spoke on the occasion.

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