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Report on SDF's Election 2009 - 2011


Call for SDF's membership : All Disabled People Organization (DPOs) working in Sindh are invited to join Sindh Disability Forum (SDF). You can fill the membership form online, then get it print and put your organization stamp. Then submit the form to Mr. Muhammad Akram (Election Committee) by hand or post to D-63,Block 8, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi.

Election Date will be announced soon after reviewing the membership forms. Please you have to pay Rs.500, annual membership fee, before or on the election Date. Otherwise you cannot cast your vote and may not allowed ot attend the meeting.

History:

Sindh Disability Forum (SDF) is an out come of initiatives taken for networking of Disabled People Organizations (DPOs). Mr. Muahmmad Akram of DANISHKADAH (formerly Helping-Hands) and Mr. Ghulam Nabi Nizamani of ASHA introduced with each other through Internet and became net-friends and often discuss the issue of unity of DPOs. And one day they decide to call a meeting of all DPOs in Karachi. The first meeting was hosted by DANISHKADAH on 27th February 2005 at conference room of PIQC (Akram's office), in which many leaders from different DPO participated. And all agreed to form a united forum of DPOs of Sindh. On 17th April 2005 in the 2nd meeting at the same place participants agreed to form Sindh Disability Forum (SDF). participant nominated Akram as secretary of the forum, until the formalization of managing committee. This self help initiative of two persons with different disabilities and living far away laid a stone that proved its role in disability movement of Pakistan

First Meeting (27th February 2005)

Meeting date: 27th Feb 2005 Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: Conference Room of Pakistan Institute of Quality Control
Participants: See participants' list

The meeting started with recitation of Holy Quran.

Called around 14 organization and only 7 organizations participated;

  1. All Sanghar Handicaped Association (ASHA)
  2. Association for the Rehabilitation of Challenged People (ARCP)
  3. Disabled Welfare Association (DWA)
  4. Helping-Hands (DANISHKADAH)
  5. Pakistan Association of Deaf (PAD)
  6. Pakistan Association of Special People and their Families (PASPAF)
  7. Pakistan Disabled Foundation (PDF)

All organizations introduced themselves in brief. Mr. Akram cleared the purpose of the meeting that all organizations are working individually now it is time of collaboration. If we will sit together and work together we will find more ways to achieve our goal. He invited suggestions for main problems of PWDs in Pakistan. Deaf Participants told that they have many problems but on the priority basis they have main problem of getting proper education and Jobs. Cross problem found out that all PWDs with cross disabilities have main problem of accessibility (transportation). All participants found that there is a need of collaboration on national level and they must have a real national organization of PWDs with cross disabilities.

Some suggestion also came in the meeting:

After lunch break second session started. Mr. Ghulam Nabi Nizamani briefed about past and present of DPI Pakistan. Participants showed their full interest. It was decided in the meeting that:

Meeting ended with these observations and decisions that:

Photos from the first meeting;

Mr. Akram and Mr. Ghulam Chairing the meeting A view of participants in meeting A view of particiapnts in meeting Group photo in conference room after meeting Group photo at the lawn Anorther gorup photo participant leaving to home

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Second Meeting (17th April 2005)

Meeting date: 27th March 2005 Time: 2pm to 6pm
Venue: Conference Room of Pakistan Institute of Quality Control
Participants: See participants' list

In connection with previous meeting (on 27th Feb.) as agreed, a meeting of organization of PWDs held at same venue on 27th March 2005.

Meeting started with recitation of Holy Quran.

Following decisions about the forum were taken;

Some announcements were made

  1. Jaffar Shah announced hearing of his case would be conducted on 28 March 2005 at front of court of Law because of non-accessibility.
  2. Mr. Javed Raees announced an inter-district meeting of PWD organizations of Sindh on 30 March 2005 at DWA office.
  3. PAD announced deaf cricket matches between India and Karachi on 30 March at PDA Park and between India and Pakistan on 31 march 2005 at National Stadium Karachi
  4. Ms Farzana announced free medical camp on 3rd April 2005.
  5. Mr. Aslam announced free medical treatment facilities for all PWDs of and out side Karachi.
  6. Mr. Jaffar Shah announced if any meeting may be held at his office, he will afford all expenses.
  7. Mr. Irfan announced that next meeting can be arranged at PAD Park.

Group photos from the sencond meeting;

Mr. Akram and Mr. Ghulam Chairing the meeting A view of participants in meeting A view of particiapnts in meeting Group photo in conference room after meeting Group photo at the lawn Anorther gorup photo participant leaving to home

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Third Meeting

Participants' list of 1st, 2nd and 3rd meeting

Organizations' Name Participants' Name
All Sanghar Handicap Association (ASHA) Mr.Ghulam Nabi Nazamani
gnn_sgr(AT)yahoo.com
Helping Hands (DANISHKADAH) Mr.Muhammad Akram  
info(AT)danishkadah.org.pk
Pakistan Association of the Deaf (PAD)
23/A, Block 6, PECHS,
M-1 Shaheen Tower, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Khi.
Tel# 4387150, Fax# 4387140
Email:pad(AT)cyber.net.pk
Mr. Irfan Mumtaz
Mr. Amin Ahmed
Association for the Rehabilitation of Challenging People (ARCP)
408/677 Fatima Jinnah Colony, Jamshed Rd. No. a3 Karachi 74800
Tel # 4128867 
Email: info@estanara.com.pk
Mr. Mobin ud din
Ms. Fatima Jafri
Mr. Qaseem
Disabled Welfare Association (DWA)
No 40, Ground Floor, Al Amna Plaza,
opposite Capri Cinema, M A Jinnah Road.
Tel # 2785203
Email: d_welfare@yahoo.com
Mr. Javed Rais
Mr. Babar Husain
Mr. Mujahid Ali Shah
Pakistan Association of Special People and their Families (PASPAF)
J-1/321 Korangi Township Karachi 74900
Tel: 92-21-503-0656
Ms.Kausar Salmani
Kausar_salmani@yahoo.com
Pakistan Disabled Foundation (PDF)
3-D, 2/9, Ground First, Nazimabad, Karachi 74600
Tel: 92-21-668-1898 Fax: 92-21-668 1897
Email: pdf_pk@yahoo.com
Nr. Tariq Riaz
Miss. Shakeela Yasmin
Apna Sahara
Sahara street, Sector 783/15-A4, Buffer Zone, Karachi.
Tel # 6932729
Email: apnasahara@yahoo.com
Mr. Jafar Shah
Mr. Waseem Ahmed
Patient Welfare Association
6-S, Block 2, PECHS, Karachi
Tel # 4553539
Dr. Aslam
Ahsan Memorial
R-875, Block 16, Federal B Area, Karachi
Tel # 6811464
Ms. Farzana Saleh
Mirpur Khas Special Sports and Welfare Association
Mehran Colony Khan road, House # 210, near Quba Masjid
Tel # 320 5826229, 0320 4183694
Mr. Lal Muhammad Balouch
Sindh Disabled Welfare Association
P.O. Bandhi, Disst: Nawbshah
Tel # 0241 270091
Email: abidlashari@yahoo.com
Mr. Abid Hussain Lashari
Mr. Nabi Bux Shar
akistan Association of Blind (PAB)
49, K.M.C. Market, 1st floor, Shedi village road, Leemarket, Karachi
Tel # 2522700, 0333 2238858
Mr. Siraj Gaya Mr. Hanif Memon
Homophilya Patient Welfare Society Syed Sakhawat Ali
Abdul Rehman

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First Press conference (7th May 2005)

In Press conference Left to right Mr. Gaya (PAB), Ms.Kausar (PASPAF), Mr. Ghulam Nizamani (ASHA), Mr. Javed (DWA), Mr. Mobin (ARCP), Mr. Akram (DANISHKADAH) Mr. Ghulam Nabi Nizamani address the press
Mr. Ghulam Nabi Nizamani address the press Group photo out of press club

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