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Disability framework in Pakistan

September 2008

Disabled people face a multitude of barriers that limit their access to education, employment, housing, transportation, health care, rehabilitation, and recreation.

They are among the poorest of the poor. According to the World Bank statistics, one in five of the world’s poorest people are disabled, and many of them live in low and middle-income groups.

A lack of opportunities means many of them are forced to remain confined to their houses. On the other hand, due to inadequate awareness in societies, persons with disabilities are not accepted as a useful human resource in economic development.

There is a dire need for putting in place an information bridge administered by persons with disabilities themselves, because they are the best advocate of their issues.

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