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March 18, 2012

MoUs signed for providing CNICs to disabled persons

 
March 18, 2012

Karachi
The Network for Organisations Working for People with Disabilities Pakistan (NOWPDP), an organisation that works for the facilitation of persons with physical and mental disabilities, signed two separate Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with NADRA and the Department of Special Education, Sindh on Saturday for the preparation of special CNICs for disabled persons.
Under the terms stated in the MoUs, which were signed today at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), NADRA and the Sindh Special Education Department would support the NOWPDP in preparing special logo-printed CNICs for the disabled persons of Sindh. The CNICs would be provided to the disabled persons free of cost.
The President of the NOWPDP, Amin Hashwani, signed the MOUs with Nadra and the Department of Special Education Sindh who were represented by Deputy Chairman Nadra Tariq Malik and Sindh Minister Imtiaz Shaikh.
A “one-window” operation was also launched at the AKU on the occasion of the signing of the MoUs.
The operation consisted of registering mentally and physically disabled persons for issuance of a special, logo-printed CNIC.
The strike in the city called by traders and backed by the Muttahida Qquami Movement (MQM), caused a setback to the operation, as its target of registering 300 disabled persons could not be met.
Talking to The News, an official of the NOWPDP, Karim Khawaja, said that this was the second initiative of the NOWPDP in which some 300 disabled persons were being issued CNICs for receiving special privileges.
Earlier, the NOWPDP
had arranged a similar operation in February, 2012, where some 131 disabled persons were facilitated by the NOWPDP.
He added that they were planning to get special CNICs prepared for another 10,000 disabled persons by December 2012.
He said that a number of civil society organizations and NGOs were also on board for this cause, and that they were assisting the NOWPDP in issuing the Computerized

National Identity Cards for disabled persons.