Excursion Trip To Murree in Collaboration With TDCP

Everyone likes to take some time out from the frustrated and fast paced life to have a break to refill the energy and what other source can provide all the energy and freshness one needs then the Natural scenic beauty. It is the closest one can get to the nature and feel and see what nature has to offer. Pakistan the land with Five seasons, Summer, Winter, Autumn, Spring and the season of Love the Monsoon. Pakistan is blessed in the way that one can see all these seasons any time of the year they want. The blistering Heat of Sand Dunes in Thurr and Cholistan, the Naked and full of Minerals Mountain Ranges of Balochistan, Clear Water and Sandy Beaches from one of the longest Shore line ranging from Sindh to the Border of Iran, The highest Mountain Ranges in the world Himalayas, Karakarum and Hindukash, Worlds biggest Glaciers Siachin and Baltoro Guarded by the Mighty Godwin Austin also called as K2, the killer mountain Nanga Parbat (Naked Mountain), Culture of Kailash Valley, the longest and Deepest of Valleys, Clear Streams, Rivers, Heritage Sites, Forts, Extraordinary Food and Most of all the Humble and Loving People. Tourism is among the neglected sectors of Pakistan although mentioning the beauty Pakistan has, it alone can help uphold the Economy of Pakistan.

Disabled persons are often thought to be not skilled enough to visit all these places and remain sheepishly hidden in their own homes often by the hurdles created by society both socially and Psychologically. MID as always promote the inclusion of disabled persons in all activities and ensure the full participation of severe disabled in every endeavor.

In the said scenario an excursion tour was planned and was put in front of MD TDCP Mr. Habib ur Rehman Gillani and as loving as he is he readily agreed and also added his share by deducting up to 60% of the expenses. This was a huge favor and MID team arranged the rest amount and the trip was arranged. This three days and two nights program consisted of stay in camps at the camping site of TDCP Khajot Murree, Chair lift and Cable Car ride in Patriata, Visit to the Famous Mall Road of Murree and then lastly the Aybia nd Nathiagalli Visit.

On the Decided day 5 Disabled persons and three attendants travelled to Murree on the Van provided by the TDCP, Mr. Habib ur Rehman Gillani personsally supervised the whole trip. It was the first time for these disabled persons to visit Murree in fact three of them have never travelled out of city before. It was first time in the history of Pakistan that severe disabled were camping. It was an amazing trip.

This trip opened the door for the disabled persons to the excursion tours. Although there were many barriers for the disabled persons like the Vans were not modified for the disabled persons and they needed help from the attendants to carry and shift them, the washrooms were not up to the mark and Ramps were missing but the group enjoyed thoroughly.

After the trip the problems faced were discussed with MD TDCP and he ensured his full support in providing accessibility. It is also requested to the Government and civil Society to include disabled persons in all spheres of life so that we can also enjoy the joy and beauty Nature has bestowed us.



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