Telenor Sponsors Awareness Walk for PWDs

An awareness walk was held today with the aim to promote a better understanding of disability issues and to raise awareness among the public about the rights of persons with disabilities. Telenor Pakistan sponsored the event as part of its Khuddar Pakistan program to commemorate International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), which is held every year on December 3.

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Major partners of the walk included the Directorate General of Special Education, Social Welfare, Child Welfare & Development and STEP (Special Talent Exchange Program). Organizations that participated included Saaya Association, Pakistan Association of the Blind, Iradah Foundation, and Ministry of Human Rights.

The participants — which included persons with disabilities, representatives of both public and private sector Disabled Persons Organizations, and Telenor Pakistan employees — began the walk on Jinnah Avenue starting from China Chowk and ending near Parliament House. Special permission was obtained from the authorities for the walk to take place.

Anjum Rahman, Director Corporate Communications & Responsibility, Telenor Pakistan speaking on the occasion said: “The purpose of our Khuddar Pakistan program is to help create dignity for persons with disabilities by working with them and highlighting their abilities. We have been working with our partners for the past two years as part of our corporate responsibility initiatives. One of our major achievements has been the ratification by the government of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. We hope today’s walk will help in implementation of the Convention.”

Fazli Wadood, Director (Special Education), Islamabad in his comments said: “With more than 10% of Pakistan’s population having some kind of disability, it is imperative that this large section of our society is given its due rights. Rehabilitation of persons with disabilities and inclusion in mainstream work will enable this segment to become productive citizens of Pakistan. I appreciate the work being done by Telenor Pakistan in this field and its efforts to empower disabled persons organizations and disabled persons.”

In other cities too Telenor Pakistan observed the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. In Lahore, it co-sponsored an event organized by the Rotary Club Lahore Garrison where speakers highlighted the work of their organizations in rehabilitating persons with disabilities. In Nawabshah, Telenor Pakistan is sponsoring a day-long seminar on December 10, the objective of which is to provide insights into the issues of disability inclusion.


  • zafar

    Every year the whole world celebrate a day for disabled people but still there is no practical and concrete steps has been taken up to till now for the betterment of all disabled community.So what is advantage of celebrating this non-sense day.

    • Imran Shah

      bilkul theek kaha…dramebazi hay bus

  • Imran Shah

    And admins, 1 bar captcha code enter kerna kafi hota hay bhai, har comment per naya captcha? dont you think thora zyada hogya

  • A great effort by the admin staff of Telenor… Thanks go some one is playing their role in motivating the people of Pakistan to a national cause.

  • Fahad

    @zafar @Imran, do you guys have some concrete data or news or survey showing that there is nothing being done for disable people in Pakistan and in the whole world. you are not disable be thankful for that and praise others who are doing something about it. if you can do something better then stand up and do your part or shut up, we have enough speakers in this country already.
    Telenor great effort, I hope other companies follow in your footsteps as well.

  • adnan

    Dear Sir/Madam

    we are manufacturers of hospital furniture,furniture for disabled and medical equipments here in Lahore Pakistan,we manufacture / fabricate nearly all the hospital furniture.
    we have a great clientage for medical ,electro medical equipments as well in all over Pakistan.
    we have our own workshops for the fabrication of furniture,moreover we also deal in General Orders Supplies.

    we seek forward having a great business with your esteemed organization.

    Thanking you in anticipation

    Regards

    Adnan ur Rehman
    Managing Partner
    0321-4392122

    Liaison Enterprises
    61 C Officers Colony
    Zarrar Shaheed Road
    Lahore Cantt.
    042-36523855