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National Wheelchair Users Cricket Tournament 2014

It is said that the 15% of the total population of Pakistan is disabled persons and this marginalized community still suffers lack of facilitation and proper knowledge of managing lives with disability. Like other facilitations this segment of society is kept behind in healthy activities too like sports. They infect are not considered healthy enough to participate in any outdoor sports but credit goes to the Disabled Persons Organizations who made it happen in the well befitting manner, the Role of DPOs in collaboration with other organization introducing and promoting sports for persons with disabilities can never be denied. Disabled persons organization incepted this idea of sports for persons with disabilities in Pakistan and executed it in the well manner, practically organizing sports festival across the country they proved that self-done is well done.

5TH All Pakistan National Bank Tournament organized by Saaya Association, Disabled Welfare Organization and Milestone Society for the Special Persons at Jinnah Sports Complex where all 6 teams from different cities of the country.

 The honorable parliamentarians and other guests who graced the occasion included:

  •  Mrs. Kishwar Zahra (Member of National Assembly, MQM)
  • Mrs. Nighat Shakeel (Member of National Assembly, MQM)
  • Mr. Rehal Hashmi (Member of National Assembly, MQM)
  • Mr. Muzamil Qurashi (Member of National Assembly, MQM)
  • Mr. Ahsen Iqbal (Federal Minister for planning and development)
  • Mr. Mian Riaz Hussain (Federal Minister for Sports)
  • Mr. Akhter Nawaz Ganjara (Director General Sports Complex)
  • Dr. Maryam Mallick (Technical Advisor WHO)
  • Mr. Abdul Waheed (MD Pakistan Baitul Mal)
  • Mr. Tariq Zafar Iqbal (Regional Head National Bank of Pakistan)
  • Mr. Sibghat-ur-Rehman (Directorate General Capital Administration & Development Division)
  • Mr. Fazal-ul-Rehman (Past District Governor Rotary club Islamabad)
  • Mr. Nawabzada Khurshid (Executive editor Pakistan group of News Papers)
  • Muhammad Afzal Butt (President Pakistan federal Union of Journalist
  • Mr. Sheryar Khan (Press Club Islamabad

OUTCOME OF THE EVENT

  • Members of National Assembly from different political parties were sensitized regarding the rights of person with disabilities
  • The draft of Disability Act presented to the parliamentarians and concern departments during the event
  • The teams of person with disabilities participated from all over the country
  • The civil society, students, government officials also attended this historical event and well aware regarding the rights of persons with disabilities

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