First National Conference on Sports Psychology International Wheelchair Cricket Association (IWCA), founded by one of our physically- challenged person Zeeshan Taqi, his wife Rukhsana, and his closed fellows Arif Khursheed and Javed Qadeer with the help of various Persons- withDevotions (PWD). It is honor that IWCA started from Pakistan, now we are leading wheelchair cricket in the world.
Our Pakistan Wheelchair Cricket Team (PWCT) in the leadership of Zeeshan Taqi and under the guidance of legend cricketer Sadiq Mohammad who is the coach of the team, will be visiting Nepal, Greece, Bangladesh and India from the next month for playing wheelchair cricket tournaments and hope they will raise the green flag by winning matches throughout the world and will keep on giving good news to the nation.
IWCA went one step ahead by organizing First National Conference on Sports Psychology during this week challenged need support not sympathy.
Renowned Artist Zeba Bakhtiar in her social and spiritual address appreciated efforts of this squad of PWDs towards high achieving targets. She demanded the rulers that they must ensure implementation of two present quota of PWDs in employments in all government and private sector organizations. She emphasized that we all should read and learn Quran in our mother languages to get success in our lives.
Omer Aafaq who was conducting conference beautifully said in his comments that "Person with Disabilities" (PWD) is actually reflect "Person with Devotion."
In this a day-long conference including me, Ateeq Ur Rehman , Saeed Allahwala, Dr. Abdul Bari, Dr. Minhaj Qidwai, Mariam Chaudhry,Muhammad Talib, Dr. Barerah Siddiqui, Salahuddin Haider, Dr. Pervez Rizvey, Khalid Khan, Ali Hasan, Zeshan Taqi, Javed Qadeer, Arif Khursheed, Sardar Khan and various others also addressed the conference.
IWCA management after the successful conference offered special thanks to Collaboration Partner Sports & Youth Affairs Dept. Govt of Sindh, Leading Sponsors PNSC, Future Group, Strategic Partners Coastals Packer Mover, Pakistan Helpline, the organizers of Sunrisers , Youth Support of PWA& YSR Team. Seminar on 'Freedom of Information and Whistle Blower Protection' National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi took a good initiative for awareness about the corruption in our Government departments and in society by organising a seminar on "Freedom of Information and Whistle Blower Protection" in collaboration with Transparency International Pakistan at the Pearl Continental during the last week.
Col ( R) Siraj- ul- Naeem, Director General NAB Karachi emphasised in his address on working together for the eradication of the menace of corruption from the society. He said NAB has set up a hotline and email address for receiving complaints against the corruption.
Sohail Muzaffar Chairman TIP, Adnan Gilani Advisor TIP, Justice ( R) Haziq- ul Khairi, Mariam Javaid and various other also addressed the Seminar.
Speakers of the seminar opined that the eradication of corruption, it was necessary that there should be no hurdle in access to information and also called for giving protection to those who provide information about corruption to the NAB. Mehfil-e-Milad organized by FWBL Tahira Raza, President First Women Bank is an active in social and corporate sectors. On behalf of her Bank during the last week, she organised a Mehfil- eMilad for Women at Pearl continental Hotel Karachi. Ms Khushbakht Shujaat, Shaheen Zamir and various other renowned women recited the Milad. Swiss Companies Eye Pakistani Market Potential Emil Wyss, CG of Switzerland in Karachi along with his commercial section team, visited the Bin Qasim Association of Trade and Industry (BQATI).
In the meeting, BQATI President. Abdul Rasheed Jan Mohammed apprised the Consul General of the various amenities Port Qasim Industrial Zone can offer to foreign companies. Wyss, while appreciating the efforts of the government and the business community, mentioned that many Swiss SMEs recognize Pakistan as a growing market and in this regard various trade delegations to and from Pakistan and Switzerland are being considered. Inauguration of Italian Development Office Ms.Elena Claudia Di Vito, head of Commercial, Cultural & Press office, Embassy of Italy,Islamabad who was on the visit of Karachi she alongwith Dr.Giulio IAZEOLLA, acting Consul General of Italy Karachi and Tariq Ikram, President (IDC), inaugurated Italian Development Office at Zamzama Clifton. Barrister Abdul R.Sattar and guests attended the inauguration ceremony.