All Pakistanis including persons with disabilities are with their Kashmiris brethren in their struggle. Syed Qassim Naveed Qamar

All Pakistanis including persons with disabilities are with their Kashmiris brethren in their struggle. Syed Qassim Naveed Qamar

Posted on: 05 Feb 2020   Tags:

Karachi : 5 : February. Special Assistant to CM Sindh on Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Syed Qassim Naveed Qamar has said that all Pakistanis including persons with disabilities are with their Kashmiris brethren in their struggle for freedom against Indian occupied forces in Kashmir and hopefully one day they will get their right of self-determination. This he said as a chief guest on 5th SOP Unified Marathon in Karachi.

Annually, February 5 is observed as a day of solidarity with Kashmiris. This year, however, it has come after India stripped the region of its special status and imposed a lockdown.

Syed Qassim Naveed Qamar added, ' The persons with disabilities like other pakistanis have strong sentiments to their Kashmiri brothers and sisters. By organizing such healthy events like Special olympics organized are energy boosting events for persons with disabilities ' . Syed Qassim further highlighted that Persons with disabilities often face societal barriers and disability evokes negative perceptions and discrimination in many societies. As a result of the stigma associated with disability, persons with disabilities are generally excluded from education, employment and community life which deprives them of opportunities essential to their social development, health and well-being. He said that in certain societies persons with disabilities are considered dependent and seen as incapable, thus fostering inactivity which often causes individuals with physical disabilities to experience restricted mobility beyond the cause of their disability. Special Assistant to CM Sindh on Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Syed Qassim Naveed Qamar said that sports can help reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with disability because it can transforms community attitudes about persons with disabilities by highlighting their skills and reducing the tendency to see the disability instead of the person. Syed Qassim Naveed Qamar said that Sindh government was committed to provide better health care and education facilities to differently abled people and encouraging them to take part in extra curricular activities to bring out their talents. ' Such sports events can definitely encourage children and adults with disabilities to show their talents and interact with other people in healthy manner'. he concluded.

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