After their latest visit to Gilgit Baltistan, Amtul Akthar, Chairperson of the Amna Begum Community Welfare Trust, called upon the Chief Executive Officer Ghulam Muhammad Baig of Gilgit Baltistan’s Goodwill Movement in London on Friday, the 25th of August, to discuss further matters in Gilgit Baltistan ABC’s last visit.
Conclusion of the ABC’s Trust Visit
Amtul Akthar appreciated the practical work of Mr. Farhan Baig, President, and his team. Amtul said ‘that in Gilgit Baltistan, there are very few entities that Ghulam and Farhan have established that are honest, effective communicators and have a good environment where Persons with Disabilities work. The other Director, Mr. Salim Akthar, contributed and added that he (Ghulam) is a good leader as he has given PWDs the right to express themselves and promotes each student individually. Ghulam and the board of advisors thanked them.
What was the outcome for the marginalised communities of Gilgit Baltistan?
We as the organization are very pleased that the ABC Trust supports us but certain common similarities such as the government not being able to effectively support us were discussed. While welfare provisions are mentioned in Gilgit Baltistan law, these acts are not implemented which both organisations need to work on. The ABC Trust is a supporter of GBGM because the organisation supports marginalised people as the ABC Trust supports orphans.
We believe that both organisations have the potential to raise awareness internationally for disabled persons or moreover the marginalised people of Gilgit Baltistan could not only be supported at the regional level, but we are unable to do this as some government officials are not concerned for the welfare of disabled persons by their actions and not words!!!