History

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On 25th November 2007, a national meeting was held, sponsored by CHEF International.  The meeting was attended by representatives of provincial Governments, National and International NGOs working in the field of cross disability.

During this meeting it was recommended that an institute for rehabilitation be established with a mandate to develop human resource that would meet the service need of persons with disabilities at the district level. This paves the way towards formation of the purpose built institute of rehabilitation sciences to mainstream the disability in an inclusive society.

Pakistan Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences (PIRS) is determined to build a strong and an inclusive society by creating a pool of human resource for rehabilitation and utilization of the intellect of persons with disabilities. It has been established by the CHEF-International in collaboration with the CBM at the Islamabad Campus of ISRA University. Pakistan Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences (PIRS) was established in 2011 but inaugurated formally by Dr. Javaid R. Laghari, the Chairman Higher Education Commission, on 18th of October 2012.

The prime objective of PIRS is to produce mid-level human resource / allied health personnel to facilitate the provision of rehabilitative services in terms of cross disability. It will enable persons with disabilities (PWDs) to live with dignity and become a productive member of an inclusive society.

The four year study programs we offer at the Pakistan Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences (PIRS) will impart skills required to provide rehabilitative services for empowering people with disabilities. At present there is an emergent need to have large number of well-trained mid-level human resource / allied health personnel in Pakistan for providing the required assistance to the needy segment of the population. We are dedicated to provide quality education and hands on training required for the rendering the rehabilitative services in cross disability.

Courses we offer at the Pakistan Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences (PIRS) are actually the career based, as the great Chinese teacher and philosopher once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”