Training session for patrolling officers to educate deaf and dumb people

LAHORE:05 April: National Highways & Motorway Police (NH&MP) organised a Training of Trainers (TOT) training session for patrolling officers to educate deaf and dumb people about road safety and resolve their issues pertaining to roads in Pakistan. Sign language expert Falak Tanveer held a training session for motorway police officers about basic sign language, how to assist and handle the disabled, inputs for standardisation and uniformity of briefing material and techniques for distribution of briefing material to deaf persons. Reviewing the training session, Zonal Commander DIG Ahmad Arslan Malik said deaf and dumb people have their own capabilities and it is need of the hour to take initiatives to support them and facilitate them as they are integral part of society. He said special SMS system would be introduced in Emergency 130 service of the Motorway Police to facilitate the persons with hearing disabilities. He said special traffic signboards would be set up for hearing and speech impaired people on national highways as well as motorways to facilitate them and make their journey safe. DIG Ahmad Arslan said NH&MP is working to address the issues faced by hearing impaired people while travelling on road. NH&MP is owing to introduce insignia for deaf and dumb, introduction of syllabus related to deaf in the driving training institutes and deployment of sign language interpreters in DLAs for the facilitation of deaf and dumb people, he added.The news.

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