Pakistan Association of the Deaf (PAD) former Karachi Deaf Welfare Association (KDWA) was established in 1987 by few dynamic deaf youths. PAD is a member of World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and responsible to represent Pakistani deaf community nationally and internationally. PAD is also affiliated with Asia Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD).

PAD has more than 400 members in Karachi, and many organizations of the deaf all around Pakistan are affiliated with PAD and each affiliated organization has hundreds of their own members in their locality.

All the members of managing committee are deaf, and PAD feels proud about this as deaf members themselves run all the affairs of association brilliantly despite the problems they face due to their deafness. This shows the talent and ability of deaf community and proves that deaf can work independently.

Registered under Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration and Control) Ordinance of 1961, in 1987 (KDWA) and in 1998 (PAD)

Financial Resources:
Being a charitable non-profitable organization, the entire funds are collected through donations from philanthropic organizations and caring individuals.

No financial help from the Government is provided. Donations sent to PAD are tax exempted.

Registered office:
23/A, Block 6, PECHS, M-1 Shaheen-Tower, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi.

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

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