disability is all about? 

means the lack of ability to perform an action in a manner that is considered
to be normal.” 

disability is the expression of a physical or mental limitation from a social perspective-
the gap between a person’s capabilities and the demands of the

person with disabilities means who, because of injury, disease, or congenital
deformity, is handicapped in a task any profitable profession or employment,
and includes persons who are visually impaired too. In short, Remarkable people
are those, who either lack one of the areas of development. 


refers to the impact of impairment upon the performances or activities commonly
accepted as the basic elements of everyday living. Disability can be used when impairment,
factually defined, constitutes a limitation to mobility, domestic routines or
the occupational and might be communicational skills.” 

to the social model

is the outcome of the interaction of person and their environment and as a
result is neither person nor environment specific”. 

that physically disabled, blind/partially sighted, hearing impaired, autism,
speech impairment, learning disabled, mild, moderate, severe, profound,
borderline, etc., are some of the leading categories of the Disabled people
out of many others. Persons with disabilities are mostly hidden, unheard and
uncounted persons globally especially in Pakistan. They are the most
marginalized group. Persons with special needs face prodigious obstructions in
education, skills development, and routine daily life. 

United Nations estimates that some 600 million people globally have a
disability and that the huge majority of disabled people live in low and
middle-income countries. The proportion of Disabilities people in Pakistan as per
census 1998 is 2.49 percent of the total population, which is somewhat varied
from the estimates of the World Bank, UN, and WHO. 

children have equal right to freedom of expression, quality education and have
access to a safe and healthy environment; in keeping with the Constitution of
the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973; to have full rights and obligations as
citizens as confirmed in; the UN Declaration of Human Rights, 1948, on
Education for All (1990), UN Standard Rules on Equalization of Opportunities of
Persons with Disabilities (1993).

On the other hand, these claims proved to be untrue
when disable people raised their voice through media that how inhumanly they
are being treated in Pakistani society, especially when the blind disabled
people protest on the streets for their basic rights, the administration was
treated badly with them. Example: To get a quality education is the right for
every disable, on the other hand still; no schools, colleges, and universities
have been arranged by the government to indulge their necessities. Appreciations
to the private NGOs, who took an initiative and established few schools for the
students with special needs. 

major barrier to employment and other socio-economic benefits for persons with disabilities
in our society continues to be attitudinal hurdles; stereotypical thinking and notion
about what people with disabilities can and cannot do. The truth is that the
range of abilities of persons within any Disabilities group is massive. We need
to get rid of our stereotypical images and view each “individual” as
just that “an individual and common human being”. 

I cannot
do all alone; however, at least, I have brought a little change in their lives,
which is a great remuneration for me. The difficulties, which need to be
resolved exclusively, could only be possible if the societies will join their
hands together for the welfare of disabled people.
  • Media should take an initiative to talk over their problems to
    create awareness among the common people
  • Wide-ranging education should be made compulsory in every school as
    part of their curriculum.
  • An awareness campaign for students’ parents’ teachers’ should be
    raised in every community.
  • Job opportunities must be provided to people with disabilities
  • Their needs should be addressed.
  • Awareness should be made through telecasting stage shows and drama
    on their problems.
  • They should not be called special.
  • Competition should be raised in every community for younger
    students to make them aware of their rights.
  • They must get the right to study in normal schools with special
  • The government should set up a new curriculum for them.
  • Psychological testing should be made compulsory to identify their
    needs and areas of development.
  • They must develop workplace opportunities, which is a lack in Pakistan.
    They must get jobs in government institutions as well.