Around 31 million people in Pakistan are expected to be living with some form of disability.
The latest move comes as part of a signed memorandum of understanding with the organisation Pakistan House of Money and the Pakistan Institute of Prosthetics and Orthotics [PIPSO] which aims to provide a better life for those in need in the country.
As part of the agreement, QC will fully finance the project using donations from the public, while PIPOS will carry the implementation process for the people selected by Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal, a local charity.
“Qatar Charity has been working with the Pakistan House of Money for a long time across Pakistan, and they previously provided prosthetic limbs for people with disabilities in Balochistan province, giving them equal opportunities in society,” Malak Zaheer Abbas Khokhar, Director General of the Pakistan House of Money.
“The government recognises the importance of empowering people with disabilities, and thus taking Concrete measures to improve their lives.”
For that reason, QC had previously been working with the Pakistan House of Money to provide prosthetic limbs for people with disabilities in Balochistan province, giving them equal opportunities in society as well as a better life.
The latest MoU, however, comes as a continuation of Qatar Charity’s efforts to support people with disabilities in Pakistan, which includes the provision of wheelchairs, hearing devices, and glucose-testing devices.
The project also aims to provide social assistance in the regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Jamwa Kashmir, the institution said.