Little People of Pakistan
The purpose of "Little People of Pakistan" is to create awareness and interaction among the little people of society. This is the first effort in Pakistan to gather such people to form a community where they could discuss their issues in the society and could create healthy interaction among themselves. At present the link among these people is missing in Pakistan. Whereas the number of dwarfism affected people in Pakistan ranges from 9000 to 10,000.
The basic reason that these people don't have any integral community in Pakistan is due to ignorance by Govt or any other public welfare organisations. Moreover, I have observed that these people are shying in having interaction. There is also a majority of little people in Pakistan who are either not educated or don't use the internet. This is also a barrier to access these people.
The parents having such kind of children get worried very soon and find a lot of difficulties to get guidance for their special child. The local doctors have limited knowledge about dwarfism and could not properly satisfy the parents. The parents also worry about their future.
So I have taken a step for betterment of our community to find opportunities for ourselves. It would also provide the proper guidance to the parents. So initially the webpage have been developed containing information about dwarfism and people affected by them. The pages are also published in Urdu, the National Language, for the ease of local people.
As it is just a start, so I need help from little people of our community from other countries who already have established setups for these people. I would appreciate guidance from these mates.
I would like to thank Mr. Amer Haider from USA running a setup of Growing Stronger. This is an organization who is working on fund raising for research labs having dedicated projects on the discovery of treatments for little people. Mr. Amer encouraged me for practical of this aim.
Sarmad Rehman Saher Naqvi
President, Little People of Pakistan Vice President