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General Country Information
Capital: Islamabad
Population: 177,276,594 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Federal Parliamentary Republic

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 4.546 million (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 91.44 million (2009)
Internet hosts: 226,236 (2009)
Internet users: 18.5 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.29
World Rank 2005/2006: 127

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
National Plan of Action 2006 to implement the National Policy for Persons with Disabilities

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

All Sanghar Handicaps' Association
Bakhoro Road
Sanghar, Sindh 68100

Email: asha.sgr@gmail.com
Tel: +92-333-2916281 / +92-235-485730
Fax: +92-235-542571

Awareness Pakistan
134 Amynabad, Off Martin Rd
P.I.B. Colony, Karachi, 74800
Email: awarenesspakistan@yahoo.com
Tel: +92-21-34132988
Fax: +92-21-341-32885

Dar ul Mussarat (Centre for Special Children)
Plot No. 24-30, Sector 4F
New Saeedabad, Baldia Town,
Karachi 375000
Email: dum.karachi@gmail.com
Tel: +92-21-2815886 / +92-212812756

Bahawalpur Deaf Welfare Society
House No. 288/107 Azizabad Colony
Bahawalpur, Punjab
Email: ahmedali_deaf@yahoo.com  
Tel: +92-34-54810095 (text messaging only)

Disabled Peoples' International - Pakistan - DPI National Assembly
Mr. M Mobin Udin, President DIPI,
Al Makkah Terrace, Ground Floor, 677/387,
Fatima Jinnah Colony Jamshed Road No.3
Karachi - 74800, Karachi
Email: mobinestanara@yahoo.com / smartmobin@hotmail.com
Tel: +92-21-34134905 / +92-21-4925522
Fax: +91-21-34130433

Pakistan Association of the Deaf (PAD)
23/A, Block-6, PECHS, M-1 Shaheen Tower,
Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi
Email: pad@cyber.net.pk
Tel: +92-021-34387150
Fax: +92-021-34387140

Pakistan Association of the Blind
Street #10, Sector 11-L, North Karachi
Tel: +92-21-36934332