Services for Persons with Disabilities

What is a disability certificate?

The Disability Certificate is not just a document for a person with disability, but a proof of his/her disability and an important tool for availing the benefits / facilities / rights that they are entitled to, from the Federal as well as Provincial Government under various appropriate enabling legislations.

How to obtain Disability Certificate:

The procedures for obtaining a disability certificate are different for the Federal i.e. Islamabad and the provinces.

Obtaining Disability Certificate Federal (Islamabad)

  1. Get a form from CRPD (Council for the Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons)
  2. Fill the form and submit with the required documents.
  3. You will be called for “Medical Assessment bored” at National Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (NIRM).
  4.   After 1 month you can receive your “Disability certificate” from NCRDP

The contact detail of National Council for the Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (NCRDP) and National Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (NIRM) are as follow:

Council for the Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (NCRDP):

Address: NCRPD G-8/2, Islamabad

Phone: +92-51-9263349

National Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (NIRM):

Address: Street No. 09, Sector G-8/2, Islamabad

Phone: +92 51 9262213.

How to obtain a disability certificate in the provinces (AJK, Balochistan, GB, KPK and Sindh).

Disability certificates are provided by the District Assessment Board in every district headquarters hospital.

Get a form from “District Social Welfare Office” or “District Headquarter Hospital”.

  1. Fill up the form, and submit along with 3 attested passport size photographs and relevant documents.
  2. They will inform you about the date of “Medical Assessment Board”.
  3. On due date, the Medical Assessment Board will physically examine persons with disabilities and decide if he/she is disabled or not.
  4. You will be provided with a “Disability certificate” after 1 month

Contact Details of concerned departments

Lahore – District Social Welfare Office

Address: Town Hall Lahore Pakistan near NCA Collage, Lahore

Phone: +92-42-99210382

Peshawar – Police Lines Hospital Peshawar

Address: Police Lines Road, Peshawar, Phone: +92-91-9223472

Karachi – Social Welfare Department

Address: Social Welfare Office, Near Sindh Assembly, Karachi

Phone: +92-21-99213337

Quetta – Social Welfare Department

Address: Bolan Medical Complex Quetta

Phone: +92-81-9203024

How to get Special ID Card:

Special CNIC (Computerized National Identity Card with disability insignia) is a prerequisite for availing any benefit or entitlement offered by the government for persons with disabilities.

How to get Special ID Card:

Persons with disabilities can get Special CNIC from any of NADRA (National Database and Registration Authority) offices throughout Pakistan on the basis of disability certificate attested by Medical Superintendent or Chairman Medical Board of the government hospitals


Every Person with a disability having “disability certificate”, a citizen of Pakistan and aged 18 or above is eligible for the Special CNIC.


Applicant who want to make his/her CNIC has to visit the NADRA Swift Registration Centers known as NSRCs. There are mainly two types of applicants:

  • One are those who are making their cards for the first time and are fresh applicants
  • The other one are those who had made their Special CNICs and they are applying for the second time due to any reason (Duplicate/modification/correction)

Required documents:

The following documents are required for the Special CNIC:

  1. Birth certificate
  2. Disability Certificate
  3. Educational certificates and transcripts
  4. National identity cards of your parents.
  5. You also need to bring either your parents’ Children Registration Certificate (CRC), or their Form B. Alternatively, if any one of your immediate family members already possesses a CNIC, then all you need is their CNIC number.

NADRA Contact Detail:

Visit your nearest NADRA (National Database and Registration Authority) office. UAN: 051-111-786-100.

Assistive devices, such as wheelchair, white cane and hearing device, can be obtained from Bait-ul-Maal free of cost. Applicant requires a certificate from local Nazim confirming that the person with disability is of limited resources. The person must also be registered as a person with disability and must attach a disability certificate. The following is the contact detail:

Pakistan Bait ul Maal Islamabad
Govt   Bait-ul-Mal Complex.H-8/4

Ehsaas is about the creation of a ‘welfare state’ by countering elite capture and leveraging 21st century tools—such as using data and technology to create precision safety nets; promoting financial inclusion and access to digital services; supporting the economic empowerment of women; focusing on the central role of human capital formation for poverty eradication, economic growth and sustainable development; and overcoming financial barriers to accessing health.

The program is for the extreme poor, orphans, widows, the homeless, the disabled, those who risk medical impoverishment, for the jobless, for poor farmers, for laborers, for the sick and undernourished; for students from low-income backgrounds and for poor women and elderly citizens. This plan is also about lifting lagging areas where poverty is higher.

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Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM), an autonomous body set up through 1991 Act. PBM is significantly contributing toward poverty alleviation through its various poorest of the poor focused services and providing assistance to destitute, widow, orphan, invalid, infirm & other needy persons, as per eligibility criteria approved by Bait-ul-Mal Board.


To provide social protection to the poor and marginalized segments of the society.


Following the vision of the Prime Minister Imran Khan to revolutionize the social services through “Ehsaas”, we have undertaken the responsibility to yield the most effective and positive social change in the country through organizational efforts. By helping abandoned people and their families, PBM is moving on investing that could help trigger a long-term reallocation of capital, talent and other resources for the country which might leave the biggest positive impact on future of Pakistan.


Financial assistance to the destitute, widows, orphans, invalids, infirm and other needy persons with emphasis on rehabilitation Educational assistance to needy orphan and stipends for the outstanding, non-affording students for higher professional education, Residential accommodation and necessary facilities for the deserving, Free medical treatment for indigent sick people, set up free hospitals and rehabilitation centres for the poor, Financial aid to charitable institutions including educational & vocational setups. Sponsor and promote self-employment schemes. Any other purpose approved by the Board.

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A Pakistani national suffering from physical disability (excluding mentally retarded/handicapped and old age disability) may apply under the Disabled persons Scheme for import, once in 10 years, a new car not exceeding an engine capacity of 1350 cc for personal use without payment of custom duties provided the applicant, hereinafter referred as the “disabled person”

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