Pakistan Association of the Deaf (PAD) former Karachi Deaf Welfare Association (KDWA) was established in 1987 by few dynamic deaf youths.Read More

To provide Financial as well as Moral Support to all Deaf who are deprived of basic necessities of life our aims and objectives are...

To Empower Deaf Women for every challenge comes in their lives, our aims and objectives are..

To provide Best Educational Environment to Deaf Students to explore their talents and aptitudes..

To facilitate deaf for acquiring education and to spread sign language education our objectives are..

Realizing the problems and hurdles face by deaf in Pakistan, PAD is planning to establish CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR DEAF.

Welcome to Pakistan Association of the Deaf

Welcome to the website of Pakistan Association of the Deaf.

Pakistan Association of the Deaf is a non-profit organization which began in 1987 to help and support deaf community in solving their problems. The role of PAD is to empower, educate and develop leadership skills in deaf community and promote S.H.O (self help organization concept) in them.

We provide our services to the deaf community and only receive limited government funding and support, we rely heavily on the generosity of the community to help us continue to make a difference.

Please help us provide a brighter future to the deaf community.

Click on Annual Report.pdf to download.

Click on Report donation of projector to download.


News & Announcement

Sign Language Committee

PAD promotes the natural language of the deaf (Sign Language). Sign language committee at PAD has been working since many years and has published 5 books on Pakistan.Sign Language. PAD has also developed a CD on Pakistan Sign Language in collaboration with IUCN/SDNPK

5 Feb, 2013

Public Awaraness Programs

PAD not only organizes different social events for public awareness, but also arranges seminars and programs for the cause. So far we have arranged walks on the Rights of persons with disabilities, seminar on Right of access to information, Right of driving and also celebrated Aids Day, Children's Day, Independence Day etc.

5 Feb, 2013

PAD's Computer Literacy Center

At PAD’s Computer Literacy Center, deaf teachers teaches deaf students using Sign Language. Here we teach office automation, Email + internet, presentation skills and graphics tools. A number of deaf students who learned I.T. courses at PAD got jobs in different

5 Feb, 2013

English Language Course

Since start PAD realized the importance of English Language and started providing the training of English language course to deaf students. After the emergence of communication tools (Email, SMS, instant messaging software) more and more deaf people became interested in English Language course, as this gave them freedom to communicate with worldwide deaf community. Moreover these latest communication tools are effectively utilized in English language.

5 Feb, 2013


Deaf Empowerment & Education Center


Deaf Empowerment & Education Center Pakistan Association of the Deaf (PAD) established in 1987 is serving the CAUSE OF THE DEAF by imparting Education in Computer Literacy, Read More


Since start, PAD realized the importance of English Language. PAD is providing English language course for deaf students. Since the emergence of communication tools (email, chat, SMS) Read More


The field of information technology is growing day by day. At PAD, computer related courses are taught by skilled I.T. professionals.. Read More


Cooking classes for Deaf women are held at PAD every Saturday. Knowledge about the accessories used in kitchen is also imparted to deaf women so that they would be able to purchase.. Read More


Learning sign language is the basic right of every deaf individual. Unfortunately in Pakistan, sign language is not known to many deaf persons especially those residing in the rural areas. Read More


Basic literacy program is designed for those who have never been to school. Main focus is on education. After the completion of course, students can take admission in schools or appear.. Read More


Deaf people use sign language to communicate. Parents, teachers and others can become sign language interpreters. Deaf people face communication problem within their family, schools, universities, courts, office, hospitals and seminars etc.Read More


PAD is successfully running its Development and Education System and is trying to provide quality education to deaf children. We are successfully applying Deaf to Deaf education. Many students have completed courses from PAD. Read More


As a Not-for-Profit organization, continued incursion of funds for the enhancement of our projects is required. test Please select your area of interest and support us generously. (click on links below for details) Read More


  • Irfan Mumtaz (Chairman)
    Irfan Mumtaz (Chairman)
  • Suhail Kochra (Co-chairman)
    Suhail Kochra (Co-chairman)
  • Syed Amin Ahmed (President)
    Syed Amin Ahmed (President)
  • Muhammad Murad (Vice President)
    Muhammad Murad (Vice President)
  • Usman Majid (General Secretary)
    Usman Majid (General Secretary)
  • Amir Arif (Joint Secretary)
    Amir Arif (Joint Secretary)
  • Asif Amin Farooqi (Treasurer I)
    Asif Amin Farooqi (Treasurer I)
  • Munim Qazi (Treasurer II)
    Munim Qazi (Treasurer II)
  • Imran Khan (Office Secretary)
    Imran Khan (Office Secretary)
  • Manzoor Bilal Ahmed (Public Secretary)
    Manzoor Bilal Ahmed (Public Secretary)


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