Disability framework in Pakistan

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.

In Pakistan, a disabled mother sits with her large family.

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Zahra has her eyes examined.
Sightsavers Reports

Bringing eye health into the classroom

Zahra is one of the many children now thriving thanks to a Sightsavers programme to screen school students for eye conditions and health problems.

A poster for the film Noor showing the three main actors. The text reads: Selected for best health film.

Sightsavers film shortlisted for Cannes World Film Festival award

Noor, a short film about the impact of childhood visual impairment, has been selected for the ‘Best health film’ category at the Cannes World Film Festival.

February 2023
A man with a bandage over his right eye smiles for a photo with his young grandson.

Who is Hussain fundraises for Sightsavers at half-marathon

The charitable foundation is raising £35,000 for Sightsavers’ work in Pakistan through its Sprint for Sight campaign.

May 2022