ISLAMABAD (PR): Department of Animal Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, in collaboration with Saving Humanity Foundation International (SHFINT) organized a one-day symposium. The basic objective of the event was to create awareness about the rapid increase in the disable population which has risen to five million in Pakistan according to Pakistan Demographic Health Survey. The Symposium was an effort to improve the acceptance and respect of disabled persons in the society and to present fresh scientific data on various common disabilities.

QAU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai in his inaugural speech emphasized the importance of research and training in making the disabled people productive and self-sufficient citizens. He said that there is lack of educational, training institutes and research centers for disabled people.