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Managing Director Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal, Malik Zaheer Abbas and UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, H.E. Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al-Zaabi discussing the possible joint efforts to rehabilitate the vulnerable community of the country, during their meeting in UAE Embassy, Islamabad.

In a ceremony held here in UAE Embassy, the persons with disabilities (PWDs) from Waziristan were invited, who were provided Artificial Limbs with the support of UAE Embassy. Managing Director PBM, Malik Zaheer Abbas and UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, H.E. Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al-Zaabi met with the persons encouraging them to live an independent and self-reliant life.

Addressing the ceremony, Managing Director PBM expressed his gratitude to UAE Envoy to work jointly with PBM for extending generous support to provide Artificial Limbs to the PWDs ensuring their mobility. Highlighting the ceremony, Malik Zaheer Abbas briefed the media that so far, 61 persons, who became disabled or paralyzed as a result of sad episodes of Bomb Blasts and Terrorism Activities in North and South Waziristan over the past few years, have been provided Artificial Limbs, in collaboration with UAE Embassy and Prosthetic and Orthotic Science (PIPOS).

Managing Director PBM also revealed his passion to extend the support to the PWDs of Balochistan Province as well with the aim to accommodate around 2000 PWDs, under the flagship of Prime Minister’s Ehsaas Programe for resilient recovery of the vulnerable persons. Underlining the brotherly relations between the two countries, Managing Director PBM said that the welfare projects of UAE in our country are echo of kindness and affection to the deserving people.

Addressing the ceremony, H.E. Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al-Zaabi was of the view that Pakistan and UAE are enjoying 50 years of brotherly diplomatic relations. He said that it’s a matter of pleasure and satisfaction to me for bringing the PWDs back into the active life. Applauding the pro-poor services of PBM, UAE Ambassador vowed to strengthen link with the organization in serving the humanity. On the occasion, Managing Director PBM and UAE envoy also paid tribute to all the courageous PWDs who defeated their disabilities and selected the way towards the independent and honorable life. PWDs present over there were also awarded financial support from UAE envoy, after the event.