Lahore : Motorway Police organized a Training of Trainers (TOT) training session to patrolling officers for deaf and dumb people to impart road safety education as well as to resolve their road related issues in Pakistan. Sign Language expert Falak Tanveer delivered a training session to motorway police officers about the basic sign language, how to assist and handle disabled persons, inputs for standardization and uniformity of briefing material and techniques for distribution of briefing material to deaf persons.
While reviewing the training session Zonal Commander DIG Ahmad Arslan Malik said that Deaf and Dumb people have their own capabilities and its need of the hour to take initiatives to support them and facilitate them, as they are integral part of our society. He further said it is urgent that the reality faced by the deaf population be discussed, aiming to find solutions that can guarantee them not only access onto the road, but also for the construction and suitable execution of road safety plan that can provide accessibility and safety.
DIG Ahmad Arslan Malik said that 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 Malik said that NH&MP is working to address the issues faced by hearing impaired people while traveling on road. In this instance, 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.