My life in a wheelchair

Published: September 30, 2013
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The writer is the president of Show You Care, an advocacy group for the physically challenged

The writer is the president of Show You Care, an advocacy group for the physically challenged

I was elated when I recently read in a magazine that the newly opened Nueplex Cinemas in DHA, Karachi, had special seats reserved for those citizens who are handicapped. You see, I’m wheelchair-bound and have long been denied access to the basic activity of cinema-going. But when I went to the Nueplex Cinemas myself, this promise turned out to be tragically — unsurprisingly — untrue. They did not have any special seats and the only space that they had ‘reserved’ was the space directly underneath the screen. And from having sat there before, I can unreservedly say that the neck pains are not worth it, whatever the movie. After speaking to the authorities, I was assured that they will work on it. But that it will take time, what with the new opening and a lot of people coming in and out — which is corporate-speak for ‘we’re making too much money to be bothered by your individual request right now’. I tried to follow up with phone calls and emails but to no avail.

In another incident, I visited the South City Hospital close to Bilawal House and was shocked to know that it had no bathrooms that are accessible through wheelchairs. Medicare Clinics in Bahadurabad did not even have a lift. I witnessed bizarre scenes in which patients on hospital beds and wheelchairs were being manually lifted from one floor to the other. And these are hospitals! Most wedding halls are not accessible either.

And the sad truth is that this is normal in this country — I have experienced it. The physically handicapped are an afterthought for most proprietors, who do not even consider our mere existence. There have been numerous times when I have tried to ask store owners, guards and managers if they have ever considered installing a ramp, and it’s only once I’ve explained to them that I cannot access a building otherwise that they understand why a ramp would be necessary. Even then, certain establishments like a popular upscale Zamzama restaurant had the temerity to tell me that it cannot afford one, and would only have it installed if I foot the bill, which I did. (A carpenter charges Rs5,000 for installing a ramp. The bill for a three-course meal for one person is higher). Well, I suppose I am grateful that they have not removed the ramp yet. Lyceum School flatly refused my offer to install ramps at the entrance because the management said the ramps would ‘look ugly’.

When I was taking my O’ Level exams at Karachi Grammar School, a couple of other handicapped girls and I were given the school sick room as the examination room. There were students vomiting and fainting around us while we were supposed to be taking exams. And among the myriad of explanations that were given to us was, well, we are ‘sick’, so it makes sense for us to be in the sick room.

Reassuringly, some organisations have been supportive. Hardee’s and Ginsoy have been prompt and responsive to my inquiries and requests. Most managers and customer services representatives have been most accommodating in their words and actions. But after getting mostly supportive, some ambivalent — and a few downright hostile — replies, I started wondering whether I even belonged to society.

I learnt that the outside world is limited by accessibility, not by choice. Where do I go to university? My choices were limited to only the places that I physically could go to — not the degree on offer, not the university’s reputation. Among corporations, there are very few companies that are wheelchair friendly. My professional choices themselves were fashioned according to accessibility rather than my own ambition. That said, I am lucky to work for an organisation that is fully wheelchair accessible. Thankfully, now the trend is changing among other companies, too.

This phenomenon comes full circle when we ourselves are convinced that we do not have a role in public life. I know so many families that do not allow their handicapped children to leave the house because they believe — with good reason — that they themselves are the only ones that can provide their child with the protection and care their children deserve. The world outside is too dangerous, too unforgiving. There are no transportation facilities. When even people who can walk struggle to get on a moving, overcrowded bus, what hope does someone on crutches, let alone a wheelchair, have?

Perversely, for some, to have a handicapped child is also looked upon with shame. I know families that fear their handicapped children might jeopardise their other siblings’ marriage prospects and the families keep them at home to hide them from society.

It is only recently that I decided to fight for my own right to accessibility; my family — bless them — has primarily fought on my behalf ever since I was little. I am grateful for being from a privileged background. This has meant that I have had enough resources available to follow through with my convictions — after all, if I want society to change, I myself have to start working towards it. Many people who are not in my position do not even consider doing so. I do not need sympathy, just an equal shot, like everybody else.

I used to think I was the only one on a wheelchair. It was only when I went to hospitals for treatment that I realised there are others like me. I just think that everyone else should realise the same.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 1st, 2013.

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Reader Comments (68)

  • Arifq
    Oct 1, 2013 - 12:04AM

    Brave girl, reading your piece I felt a sense of hurt for your predicament, guilt for not being able to do anything and then the realization that this girl has the courage and conviction to change life for herself and others. Bravo little one!

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  • M.Farooq
    Oct 1, 2013 - 12:36AM

    Bravo! What an article and so much truth you have enlisted in here. No services and help for the disabled. We consider them a liability…..sad and disgusting. Hats off to you to bring it up. Stay blessed.

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  • mrs ahmed
    Oct 1, 2013 - 1:37AM

    Wonderful beti , may ALLAH bless you , great inspiration

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  • Maryam Bashir
    Oct 1, 2013 - 4:10AM

    Ramps are beautiful..They show that you actually care…Sometimes i hate to be a part of this society..You are a brave girl and you deserve the best!

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  • Fuad cochinwala
    Oct 1, 2013 - 5:40AM

    I agree with you 100 percent
    I am in the medical business and opening a facility in Karachi in DHA
    When we were planing the facility to have a ramp so someone on. Wheelchair can come
    We also installing a elevator in the suite so that we do not have a problem

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Oct 1, 2013 - 5:50AM

    Excellent article. The difference between a good society and bad one is that how much it cares about its handicap. Whatever we say, the best parking spaces are reserved for handicap in west.

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  • Humanity
    Oct 1, 2013 - 7:31AM

    Your courage will take you further than many able bodied people can only dream off. Keep it up. You are beautiful inside and out. All the best.

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  • Rana Majid Khan
    Oct 1, 2013 - 8:01AM

    Sorry sister we are selfish and non caring nation. If you were in any other country the situation might have been different.Recommend

  • Moiza Salman
    Oct 1, 2013 - 9:52AM

    Great Job Farhat!! You are truly an inspiration.

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  • Ali
    Oct 1, 2013 - 10:00AM

    In this part of world, there is no respect for each other.
    Respecting handicap is something very unknown or new to our people.

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  • Usama
    Oct 1, 2013 - 10:25AM

    Wonderful read you are stronger than many of us.Stay blessed you are a source of courage and determination.

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  • Oct 1, 2013 - 10:30AM

    Terrific piece and ‘Bravo’ to the writer. I have banged the drum for people with disabilities over the years, but not seen a person with disabilities so strong in print before. Pat on the back for ET as well for giving the piece space and prominence.

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  • SHAGY
    Oct 1, 2013 - 10:51AM

    You are right most of us do not even think about physically handicapped…myself included. The realization struck me for the first time when I first went to Europe and I saw all kind of Handicapped people around carrying on with their lives on wheel chair, with a stick, one arm etc. and I was wondering I never see that in Pakistan and then it occurred to me the facilities are barely enough for physically fit let alone improving them or introducing them for physically disabled.

    I am working for a construction company in Middle East now and here it is a requirement to have accessibility for the handicap in every building and that is also inspected. I wish same can be done in Pakistan. And it may sound crude & insensitive but realistically speaking with all the bomb blasts and other catastrophes leaving people disabled….this will be a major requirement in future.

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  • Shakila
    Oct 1, 2013 - 10:54AM

    I wish our media highlighted these issues more to educate and create awareness in society .
    Great work Farhat ,you are truly a Hero .

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  • Sidrah Moiz Khan
    Oct 1, 2013 - 11:55AM

    Farhat, thank you for being brave and strong! For giving others hope that life has to go on. Thank you for championing the rights of those in wheelchairs. Lots of love and prayers your way! You are a hero!

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  • Fatema
    Oct 1, 2013 - 12:05PM

    Dear Farhat,

    You are very brave and courageous girl and inspiration for many. Keep your hopes high ! I am sure your initiative might not be supported by all but still there are few who will come forward to assist. You are hope for the future.

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  • sars
    Oct 1, 2013 - 12:18PM

    You are right in demanding that places should have these facilities. BBQ tonite does and rightly deserves the amount of customers they get daily. Other (snobbier ) places need to follow this trend as well.
    Speak up whenever you can . It will help those who cant ask for themselves.

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  • Anim
    Oct 1, 2013 - 12:24PM

    Sadly that is so true that ppl in our country don’t even think about accessibility options atall, that leaves one even more handicapped!!!!

    This is why for such ppl, if their families can afford, they prefer sending them outside Pak for higher education, which makes them more independent and encourages them to pursue whichever field they can.
    Goodluck with all that’s yet to be faced by you Farhat.

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  • Imran Gandhi
    Oct 1, 2013 - 12:25PM

    Farhat Good Job…. Although k “Yahan kuch bhi sahi nahi hai ” bt…..We need to scream again and again….As loudly as is humanly possible….About the unbelievably shocking treatment that wheelchair users….. have to endure in Our Country…..

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  • Sadiq Saleem
    Oct 1, 2013 - 12:54PM

    The onus does not only lie on friends like Farhat who perhaps are expected to fight thr own battle, it is a joint responsibility of people who are ‘physically blessed’ but do not take note of these things.. reason might be that accessability has never been a factor of concern for them.

    Next time, If i go to a place which is not Wheelchair friendly, I shall put a request with the management and will follow up as well.

    Thanks Farhat for making us realize what we are missing !

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  • Haris Naeem
    Oct 1, 2013 - 1:00PM

    Farhat, you are and have always been a source of inspiration for me. I thank God (and my cousin) for introducing me to you. You are the strength, the voice and the hopes for many people out there, both physically challenged or not… and its people like you who makes this society A SOCIETY. I say you represent a true Pakistani than any others who all care about how much a ramp-building space can add to their wallets, or that it may ugly-fy the place.They sell it for more shops, increased grandeur… Little do they know that they seem more selfish and greedy. Trust me Farhat, we will fight with them as much as we can, and we will bring right to this city and country – for you, and for every person who is physically challenged and confined in the four walls of their homes just because there aren’t any places, or transports available for them!! Trust me, they won’t realize it until we make them see it…! Good Luck Farhat. We are there for you – always!

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  • Sabateen Javed
    Oct 1, 2013 - 1:00PM

    Hey brave girl, it feels so good that you took this initiative to speak out loud. I have seen people fascinating the western world, praising them a lot. Allah gave me chance to visit USA, i looked for things which fascinate people but got to witness beautiful things..things as respect for disabled people. I used to see people respecting them (not showing sympathy at all) helping them supporting them, they have reserved seats in Buses, special equipped cars, special parking lot space, and hence all possible things they have done in order to accommodate disable people in the society these are the things to be appreciated and demanded to bring in Pakistan. Thats the only thing which brighten up my heart and its one of my wish for Pakistan, that nothing much but at least we can do this much for such people. And people like this don’t need sympathies because they are as normal as us. By looking at the charges of building a ramp…its so damn economical..u talking about 3 meals? people wear shirts worth 5k. I get a chance i will do invest in such things for sure =) Thank you for bringing this information in our knowledge. Allah bless you with Happy Healthy life.

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  • Oct 1, 2013 - 1:08PM

    Kudo’s to your Effort, you should be an inspiration for many, but you can not expect too much from an intolerant and judgmental society, one that is ingrained to judge and dislike from an early age. Whether it is being physically handicapped, intellectually handicapped, socially handicapped whatever, a disadvantage of any sorts instead of stimulating empathy creates disgust.

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  • Zuhaib
    Oct 1, 2013 - 1:38PM

    I really appreciate that you have spoken out … the courage and confidence on your face
    was always evident in CBM
    Allah bless you …

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  • Beena Fayyaz
    Oct 1, 2013 - 1:47PM

    Mashallah you are a great inspirations for many and inshallah one day you will achieve your goal.

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  • Jahangir
    Oct 1, 2013 - 1:49PM

    So proud of you! We will carry on to fight for the cause and inshAllah, words will become into action and mindsets will change!

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  • Ricky
    Oct 1, 2013 - 1:56PM

    people always notice what you can’t do,
    never what you can do.
    but you brave girl, you can and you are doing great things !!!

    you are an inspiration to all of us.
    keep up the good work.

    love from India

    @ET please publish

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  • Oct 1, 2013 - 3:08PM

    Loved this piece! Very insightful and points out an extremely important issue.

    P.S. Perversely, for some, to have a handicapped child is also looked upon with shame. I know families that fear their handicapped children might jeopardise their other siblings’ marriage prospects and the families keep them at home to hide them from society.

    That is extremely disturbing. When would this society realise that there is life beyond marriage too!?

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  • Farah
    Oct 1, 2013 - 3:10PM

    ‘Ramp would look ugly’ That’s really sad. A must read

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  • K Saeed
    Oct 1, 2013 - 5:29PM

    Brave effort. What you can do is take a lead and make a page on face book where every school or buisiness or university that makes it disability friendly place will be mentioned in good words, a certificate . We should write a letter to all chief ministers and MPA’S where people who make this effort can have one off tax concession for the costs incurred and may be in our life time we can make a change. No mudslinging for the busisnesses who dont do it otherwise we will not achieve our purpose. Think about it

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  • A. Khan
    Oct 1, 2013 - 6:53PM

    The issue is that there are no building codes or laws that require ramps, for disabled people, in all public places in any building. I can understand the frustration faced by the writer as it can make lesser people simply give up on life.

    This article reminds of the time an acquaintance went to apply for a car (duty free for handicapped people with hand controls). The acquaintance was paralyzed from waist down having been injured in a car accident many years previously. Long story short, the government office in Islamabad where the applications were to be submitted was on the 3rd or 4th floor and the building had no lift. To be top it off, the official refused to come down to take the applications from the dozen odd people all of whom were in wheel chairs.

    I don’t know what is worse – the lack of facilities or the complete apathy displayed by other people to handicapped people. In the “decadent and morally corrupt” West, I have seen families take their most severely disabled children out to places like parks, malls or other events, basically to give them a semblance of normal life. Rarely have I witnessed this in Pakistan.

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  • Mazhar.A.Khan
    Oct 1, 2013 - 9:45PM

    Be brave & never give-up.

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  • Rasheed JanMohd
    Oct 1, 2013 - 10:34PM

    Well done. Farhat. Your struggle is not against any one but it is against the particular mind set n an attitude. Never give up.

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  • Roy
    Oct 1, 2013 - 10:42PM

    So true for India also. Same bias and prejudice there also against people who are physically challenged. Good luck Farhat, hope you can make a difference in your country for the physically challenged. God bless.

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  • Sabeen Faisal
    Oct 1, 2013 - 10:45PM

    Salutations to you Farhat!!!!!! You wrote my heart out today…..i am physically challenged MYSELF!!!! I face the same here….living in Pakistan means i have to spend my life within the walls of a confined room and spend no time with outside world beyond my Room…i HATE to say but ” We can never feel normal, since our Society (so called) will never let us feel that way” :(

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  • Aman
    Oct 1, 2013 - 10:54PM

    Excellent article.

    From my own experience, I can think of the following:
    1) Collective efforts through pressure groups of disabled and their supporters
    2) Legislative efforts specially at local level. Politicians can be good suckers for feel-good efforts.
    3) Encouraging disabled to come out and participate in daily life outside. This last one can be complicated. Disabled do not venture outside because of inaccessibility. But places remain inaccessible because there are not too many visibly disabled outside.

    In the meanwhile, individual efforts efforts DO make difference.

    Regarding ramps, think of mobile ramps. Built of light metallic material, it is easily and tucked in the trunk o car. Trucking companies often use it too. Click the following for google photots of
    Foldable Ramp.

    All the best.

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  • Ambreen
    Oct 1, 2013 - 11:28PM

    Very proud of u and the fact that u r so strong and able to express urself the way u want to. Not many people have courage to do that…. U r a role model for many..Recommend

  • Ms. S. Rafiq
    Oct 1, 2013 - 11:32PM

    farhat u darely wrote ur feelings and opinions which are highly encouraging and that shows compassion for people in our society plus ur article also shows that hope is always there if people would really voice their opinion.
    never give up ur bravery !!!! :)

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  • Farhat Rasheed
    Oct 1, 2013 - 11:45PM

    Thank you so much for an amazing response. I am extremely overwhelmed and now even more motivated to raise voice for special people and bring a positive change in Pakistan. Plz keep on supporting and take actions as collectively we can bring a change inshAllah.

    “One must never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the World. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has”.

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  • fatima ali
    Oct 2, 2013 - 12:00AM

    I am deeply touched by the message the writer tried to preach. It is true that majority of us are in sensitive and do not realize the immense potential the physically handicap people have. If we are unable to provide the basic facilities for the physically handicapped , we are depriving ourselves of their contribution in the society.

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  • parwarsha.mirza
    Oct 2, 2013 - 12:37AM

    Farhat, you are an inspiration.
    We live in a sick society, where people look down upon people from other religion and other classes and races and forget that we all are God’s creation. Don’t let these fool for a nation bring your hopes and dream down, its not worth it.
    Stay Blessed

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  • Parvez
    Oct 2, 2013 - 12:47AM

    That was an eye-opening read.
    One way of bringing change is to NAME and SHAME…………something you have done here….. BRAVO.

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  • Sceptic
    Oct 2, 2013 - 1:20AM

    Hey Farhat… it’s not u who’s handicapped… it’s us… so engulfed in the mundane normality of life that we can’t appreciate and anticipate something or someone out of the ordinary….. that u, and others such as urself, are…..

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  • JOKHIO
    Oct 2, 2013 - 1:28AM

    I am short of words, but it was a really good read. I just want to wish you all the success in life :)

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  • Samreen
    Oct 2, 2013 - 6:30AM

    Proud of you darling girl! Don’t give up your efforts no matter what anyone says. If you have made life a little easier for even one other challenged person, and I know you have, then your struggles have not been wasted. Stay strong.

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  • Noor Cheema
    Oct 2, 2013 - 10:09AM

    Dear,
    I could relate to every word you said, as being a mother of a special need child, I know how far behind Pakistan is in Special need facilities. The fight you are doing for your rights is commendable and this will definitely open the minds and hearts of the people for others. Providing special facilities like ramp should be made compulsory in schools, universities, hospital, restaurants but sadly no one wants to look into this issue as they are forgotten people of the society(and the government doesn’t care ). But that said change must come from us who know how know the importance of these things and work to bring awareness within the society.

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  • AFSHAN KHALID
    Oct 2, 2013 - 10:38AM

    Good efforts to open Community eyes.

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  • Oct 2, 2013 - 2:19PM

    Great Job Sister, might help to open eyes of them who don’t want to wakeup thereself.

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  • Syeda Jafri
    Oct 2, 2013 - 2:31PM

    Really well expressed & well written article. The hope in your writing is truly inspiring. We as a nation fail to think beyond our own world & our own worries. I fully agree with what you have endured with patience. Keep it up!

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  • Aly Balagamwala (@DiscoMaulvi)
    Oct 2, 2013 - 3:48PM

    Not sure why it is that hard. As you said a ramp will cost 5000. And it opens the door for a new segment of customers. And if it looks ugly, I am sure some interior decorator could make a better looking one for 15000! Still totally worth it.

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  • Muhammad Abdullah
    Oct 2, 2013 - 5:34PM

    Farhat,

    I suggest you start a charity to raise funds for making public places more accessible for yourself and many others, like ramps, accessible toilets, and even disability friendly public transportation. (like the grey toyota town ace :)

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  • sadia dada
    Oct 2, 2013 - 6:48PM

    Farhat I really enjoyed reading this and felt guilty for not noticing these things… it is not your fight alone. next time I am eating out, I will choose a restaurant that haa a ramp simply because they give everyone an equal shot. You are a source of limitless inspiration.

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  • Syed Rizvi
    Oct 3, 2013 - 9:46AM

    Dear Farhat first of all you are not handicapped and disabled person at all. You are thousands time better than those so called normal people who possess handicapped and disabled wisdom and numb conscious. It wasn’t shocking to know about a cinema or a restaurant to deny ramp facilities and asking money if anyone insists to install but the shocking and sad part was about the reaction and treatment of the so called elite schools of Karachi – Lyceum and Karachi Grammar. How arrogant and disgusting attitude by these two institutions which are supposed to teach and spread ethics, morality, human rights, and civic sense etc. I wish after reading above article students & alumni of these two and other schools will force their management to provide proper access and facilities for all kind of people. And Farhat you are a brave and inspiring individual.

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  • Laila Dharamsey
    Oct 3, 2013 - 12:16PM

    Farhat, I totally share your sentiments! My mother has been in a wheel chair since i was 12 and I know how difficult it was for me to take her anywhere, it’s hurting and you feel helpless.

    It’s horrible because this is our home and we can’t change simple things, most places don’t even have railings on stairs let alone ramps!

    I have admired your courage and your willingness to be a survivor and fight since i was a little girl and we were in school together.

    Best bet- Pakistan has nothing to offer you and changing mindsets isn’t easy.. Work on being in a country where you can have an accessible independent life. Whatever works best for you. Good luck!

    Love,

    Laila

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  • Mohib Ullah
    Oct 3, 2013 - 12:51PM

    Brave Girl. Wsh i could do more than this comment. Stay strong we will make it easier for everyone.

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  • A.Rahim Zuberi
    Oct 3, 2013 - 1:27PM

    We are living in fools paradise do not care and respect others

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  • Barrister Shahida Jamil
    Oct 3, 2013 - 1:36PM

    Brave, beautifully expressed and courageously told with real-life examples. The problem is all about mindsets and the lack of political will. Only when we can succeed in changing the sense of priorities, will we be able to get the environment that we seek. Well done!

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  • Zaitoon
    Oct 3, 2013 - 2:12PM

    Ok farhat lets do something about it. You are brave ofcourse and resourceful and above all a very bold smart girl. Tell us how we can initiate a campaign and do something about this problem. I m waiting and ready to help.

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  • Mariam Riaz
    Oct 3, 2013 - 8:03PM

    Thank you for sharing your story for after some disappointing experiences I was on the verge of voicing an opinion on this issue as well.

    My brother is multiply handicapped and has spent most of his life in the Middle East where he was used to being taken out to eat with the rest of the family and attending a school with children just like himself. Since we moved here, not only are there any schools catering to his disability (cerebral palsy) but he has entirely been homebound.

    We were overjoyed when Centaurus Mall opened in Islamabad, which not only had a ramp but wheelchairs available as well. However, we were thoroughly disappointed with the parking for the handicapped. ALWAYS occupied by cars of able people and when my mother would argue for a space, they would say the others have paid. A disabled child has to “pay” for their disability here. I hope more people realise how much of human capital we are losing out on by entirely keeping a segment of society out of the mainstream and that we come up with solutions for both able-bodied and the disabled.

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  • ahsan salee.
    Oct 3, 2013 - 11:43PM

    Bravo Farhat, count me in for all ur efforts towards betterment of fellow human beings.

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  • Sohaib
    Oct 5, 2013 - 2:33PM

    excellent work Farhat! kudos to tribune for putting this w/o censoring the names of the moronic, insensitive organizations who have negatively reacted on installing wheel chair friendly facilities..shame on them!

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  • Hasan
    Oct 5, 2013 - 3:54PM

    Thank you for enlightening that there are Handicapped people too who having perfect body but minds.

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  • Ms. Amin
    Oct 5, 2013 - 9:29PM

    Farhat, excellent piece of work. I don’t think you remember me but we met at Nida Rizki’s salon and you had come with your sister for a haircut and that’s where I found out that you work for an MNC. I was so so so proud of you. Your sister’s support and the way she was proudly accompanying truly reflected that you had a strong support system which most people in your situation don’t.

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  • Saad Amanullah Khan
    Oct 7, 2013 - 11:13AM

    Totally agree with you and was so happy to see an article from the heart. I am part of this society and I apologize. People with Disabilites (PWD) unfortunately have no place in our society. Government is totally oblivious and callous of their issues. I support a few PWD organizations like NETWORK OF ORGANIZATIONS WORKING FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (NOWPDP) and ASSOCIATION FOR REHABILITATION OF CHALLENING PEOPLE (ARCP) run by amazing and dedicated people. This portion of our society needs our help and we must all fight for their cause, committ that where ever we work, will make that place accesssable to PWD’s. All the best Farhat, you are truely in inspiration.

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  • Haris Naeem
    Oct 26, 2013 - 10:59PM

    Dear Guys,

    Please join the page of the society started by Farhat Rasheed herself, Show You Care (https://www.facebook.com/ShowYouCarePakistan). We started back in 2006 and are looking forward to make Pakistan a wheelchair friendly country. We will be posting our past events, updates, and future events on this page only. Please show your support by being a part of this page! Thank you so much in advance!

    Best Regards,

    Haris Naeem
    Member, Show You Care

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  • Rahima C
    Oct 28, 2013 - 4:45AM

    It’s about time! More power to you!

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  • ors
    Oct 29, 2013 - 5:03PM

    Atrium cinema does not charge for people on wheelchairs. They say since you are not occupying a seat we will not charge you. Secondly, you will not have the neck pain in Atrium Cinema since their screens are smaller and seating alignment different from nueplex. I can say that from experience.

    CBM campus is totally disabled friendly so there is hope. Your wheelchair should not stop you from achieving your dreams. Keep positive thoughts, don’t blame people and always look for strenghts in yourself rather than weaknesses. And if you do happen to come by any problems, just forget, forgive and move on. You will live longer.Recommend

  • Nov 13, 2013 - 4:33PM

    Would definitely come to see Junoon, and would definitely meet you.Recommend

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