A two days Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) Network, National Conference titled “Disability-Inclusive Sustainable Development Goals in Pakistan & International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3rd December, 2014 was organized by The Community Based Inclusive Development Network and Milestone Society for the Special Persons in Lahore.
The conference was organized in collaboration with Government of Punjab, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Handicap International, Sightsavers International, cbm, STEP, Awam Pakistan and Heera where more than 200 delegates including persons with disabilities from all over the country participated. The dignitaries from INGOs, NGOs and other government and private sectors graced the occasion with their presence. The presentation, speeches of the representatives, panel discussions and deliberations from the participants in the conference provided a wide range of perspectives and perceptions about the way forward for an inclusive society in Pakistan.
In the end there was a consensus that persons with disabilities have equal rights to a decent and respectable life like their counterparts and we must move forward for the creation of right based, barrier free and inclusive society for all.