One Window Activity for S-CNIC and Disability Certificates
MALC in collaboration with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPD), National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA), Health Department – Government of Sindh, Provincial Council for Rehabilitation of Persons with disabilities (PCRDP) and District Headquarter Hospital District Tando Muhammad Khan conducted a One-Window activity for issuance of Special-CNICs and Disability Certificates on February 18, 2019 at District Head Quarter Hospital Tando Muhammad Khan. 270 People With Disabilities(PWD) were able to obtain their Disability Certificates and NADRA processed 100 Special – CNICs.
The same activity was conducted on February 19, 20 and 21, 2019 at Rehabilitation Center for Physically Handicapped (RCPH) Hyderabad, where 204 people obtained their Disability Certificates. In Karachi, 1,267 people were facilitated with S-CNIC and Disability Certificates from January 8, 2019 to January 17, 2019, at Network of Organizations Working with Persons with Disabilities (NOWPDP) premises.
Disability Certificates and S-CNICs provide numerous benefits to People with Disabilities i.e. access to job quota, disability allowance, free education and health facilities, subsidized rates when it comes to travelling, importing duty-free vehicles (terms and conditions apply) etc.
The one-window activity was an aid to PWDs miseries who otherwise had to go from pillar to post for months just to obtain the said documents. With the successful implementation in Karachi, Tando Jan Muhammad and Hyderabad, the activity will be conducted in other districts of Sindh Province as well.
MALC expresses its sincere appreciation to Syed Qasim Naveed Qamar – Special Assistant to CM – Department of Empowerment of Person with Disabilities (DEPD) Government of Sindh, Mr. Shahzeb Shaikh – Deputy Secretary DEPD, Ms. Shamim Ara Qazi – Deputy Director PCRDP, Dr. Liaquat Qambrani – MS DHQ Hospital Tando Muhammad Khan, MS Services Hospital Hyderabad, Mr. Munir Ahmed Bhatti- Deputy Director RCPH Hyderabad, Riaz Korai – Director Tando Muhammad Khan and Mr. Omair Ahmed , Director – NOWPDP for their tireless efforts and contribution.
Mr. Muhammad Ali, CBR Coordinator – MALC, Syed Aamir Shah, SRO Coordinator – MALC, Ms. Salma Shabir, MALC Resource Team, and Mr. Adnan Ali, Junior Leprosy Technician, were present during the activity