KARACHI: All Memon Association of the Deaf has urged Pakistanis to come forward and patronise the community of the hearing-challenged. The association’s chairman Javed Jiwa sought help in the promotion of sign language to foster communication between his members and the general public. He also sought help in employment and marriage of the deaf people. He said unless they received assistance at the government level, and from philanthropic individuals, his association members would continue to face challenges. Pakistani deaf persons could perform far better than their counterparts elsewhere in the world, he said, adding that they are not seen begging on the streets and just needed opportunities to progress in life.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 1st, 2012.
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