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Schools for the Blind

Around 1.0% of Pakistan's total population is estimated to be blind. So there are around 1.9 million Pakistanis suffering from blindness (2012).

Education has never been our priority. We thus fail to educate the majority of our people - especially the underprivileged segments of the society. And what about the millions of the unfortunate souls with special education needs - the blind, deaf, mentally handicapped? How many special education institutions do we have? And how many of them are functional or worth mentioning? I don't know. But this is a humble effort in this direction. We need to do the basic accounting and then see what we can do about it.

You can help this cause by submitting an entry for the institution that has come to your knowledge and help build this list. Thank you in advance.

AKAB School for the Blind
House # 116, F/3, Part II , Near Education Board, Mirpur, Azad Kashmir
Tel: 58274-35134
Established in 2000 Mirpur, Azad Kashmir
Aziz Jehan Begum Trust Institute for the Blind
Since 1996. Offers English medium instruction. Residential complex for outsiders. Compiled first ever Urdu-English braille dictionary. Lahore
Government High School for Blind Girls
Shamsabad, Rawalpindi
Tel: 051-4840588
Govt. Institute for the Blind Girls
128-Khyber Block, Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore
Govt. Institute for the Blind
Sheranwala Gate
Govt. Sunrise Institute for the Blind
Ravi Road, Lahore
Ida Rieu School for the Blind and Deaf
Nizami Road, Off: M. A. Jinnah Road, Adjacent Quaid-E-Azam Mausoleum, Karachi
Tel: 021-2780808, 021-2788999
Established in 1921. One of the leading schools for the blind. Also has a school of deaf. Offers education and vocational training. Over 900 blind and deaf students. Separate hostels for outstation boys and girls Karachi

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