Lahore, Alkhidmat Foundation marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities with nationwide ceremonies, emphasizing the importance of equal opportunities for disabled persons in social and national life. A special event in Lahore highlighted Alkhidmat’s significant contributions, including the distribution of mobility aids to thousands of disabled individuals across Pakistan.
According to Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan, the organization has reached a milestone in its ongoing efforts to support physically challenged individuals, having distributed over 37,000 wheelchairs across the country. The commemorative event in Lahore, held on Multan Road, saw the distribution of 50 wheelchairs to physically disabled individuals and 50 white canes to visually impaired persons. The ceremony, which included cash awards to outstanding students, was attended by notable figures such as Secretary General of Jamaat e Islami Pakistan Ameer ul Azeem, Vice President of Alkhidmat Zikrullah Mujahid, and President of Alkhidmat Central Punjab Ikram ul Haq Subhani.
Representatives from various organizations dedicated to the welfare of disabled individuals, including Hamza Foundation, Rising Sun Education & Welfare Society, and Friends of Paraplegics, were also present. The event underscored Alkhidmat’s commitment to ‘leave no one behind’ and aimed to raise awareness and support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities.
During his speech, Ameer ul Azeem stressed the need for all institutions to become more accessible and friendly to special needs individuals. He called for a united effort among organizations working for the welfare of disabled persons to ensure the implementation of existing legislation and to promote their rights.
Zikrullah Mujahid highlighted that, UNDP statistics, over 14 million people in Pakistan are disabled. He outlined Alkhidmat’s substantial contributions, including the distribution of 7,000 wheelchairs this year alone. The event concluded with an awareness walk, demonstrating solidarity with people with disabilities and acknowledging their contributions to society.