Qatar Charity (QC) signed a tri-party memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM), a charity and social welfare organization, and Pakistan Institute of Prosthetics & Orthotic Science (PIPOS) to provide artificial limbs to persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Swat district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
The MoU was signed by Mr. Ameen Abdulrahaman, director of Qatar Charity’s Pakistan office, Mr. Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokhar, managing director of PBM, and Dr. Javed Ghani, coordinator of PIPOS.
Qatar Charity, through this MoU, aims to contribute to alleviating the suffering of the PWDs by providing them with artificial limbs and rehabilitation services.
Under the MoU, Qatar Charity will provide funding to PIPOS to implement the artificial limb project for the benefit of 145 persons with disabilities, who have been identified by Pakistan Biat-ul-Mal.
Mr. Ameen Abdulrahaman, director of Qatar Charity’s Pakistan office, said that this project will bring a new ray of hope to the persons with disabilities, changing their life for the better. He also indicated that Qatar Charity has been working with Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal for a long time in joint ventures for the betterment of the extremely vulnerable communities in Pakistan.
Mr. Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokhar, managing director of Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal thanked Qatar Charity for extending support to provide the artificial limbs for the PWDs to ensure their mobility. He also noted that, Bait-ul-Mal, in collaboration with Qatar Charity, has previously provided artificial limbs to the PWDs in Balochistan Province to provide them with equal opportunities and integrate them into the community.
Dr. Javed Ghani, coordinator of PIPOS, said that the PWDs will be provided with the best available artificial limbs, including bionic hands, under the supervision of an expert medical team, indicating that the project will allow them to live a better life, with no dependence on their families or relatives.
It is worth mentioning that the MoU comes as part of Qatar Charity’s continued efforts to change the life of those with special needs for the better. Qatar Charity’s Pakistan office has earlier provided hearing aids, wheel chairs, sugar check kits for persons with special needs in the country, in addition to constructing toilets and providing financial assistance for them.