For the first time in Pakistan, Friends of Paraplegics (FOP), in collaboration with the Embassy of Germany and NUST, launched the “Accessible Pakistan Application” on March 2, 2020 at the university’s main campus. The application draws upon a unique concept that focuses on the social integration of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and senior citizens, by highlighting the universal accessibility standards and building by-laws. Supported under the Micro Project Scheme of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Accessible Pakistan Application helps in the online identification of accessible spots/services for PWDs and old-aged citizens, through Android & IOS applications and website.
In addition to a large number of students and faculty, prominent dignitaries attending the launch included Ms Romina Khurshid Alam, MNA, member of SDGs taskforce, Dr Palitha Mahipala, WHO Representative in Pakistan, Ms Annika Wistrach, Representative of German Embassy and Mr Irfanullah General Secretary, Friends of Paraplegics.
In his address, the Pro-Rector RIC NUST, Dr Nassar Ikram, remarked that education is one of the most important means to empower differently abled communities with knowledge, skills and self-confidence.
March 02, 2020