ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) has decided to accomplish the responsibility of providing assistive devices/artificial limbs to the persons who are paralyzed by birth or have become disabled as a result of sad episodes of Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) blasts, terrorism, accidents or natural disasters.
As a pilot project, the PBM has successfully completed the assessment & evaluation procedure to provide the artificial limbs and assistive devices to the deserving persons with disabilities (PWDs) of Balochistan.
The Managing Director Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) Aon Abbas Buppi has said that following the vision of the present government as envisaged in the Ehsaas-Tahufaz Programme, the PBM is determined to serve PWDs in a better way so as to create convenience for them.
During the past two years, various initiatives have been taken to rehabilitate the deserving PWDs like provision of customized wheelchairs, modern assistive devices, elbow crutches, hearing aids, artificial limbs, and white canes.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated many times that “right-based approach” shall be adopted for the extremely poor, jobless, poor farmers, laborers, sick and undernourished as well as PWD’s.
In line with this vision, the PBM is taking concrete steps to ensure the mobility and independent life of persons with disabilities.
In a camp arranged in collaboration with PIPOS at Dera Bugti, the technical team met with the beneficiaries and examined the disability so as to provide the appropriate solution of their problem.
The ultimate aim of the project is to enhance rehabilitation for PWDs in Pakistan’s urban and rural areas.