Community Based Inclusive Development Network
Asim Zafar began using a wheelchair after contracting polio at three years old, and has built a storied career on motivating others with disabilities in Pakistan — including women and children — to fulfill their highest potential and achieve the greatest level of independence possible.
In 2009, he launched and became the CEO of Saaya Association of Persons with Disabilities in Islamabad; a platform that enhances independence and promotes access to health care, education, and sports for people with disabilities. In addition, he also serves as Secretariat Coordinator of the Community Based Inclusive Development Network (CBID Network) and Disability Development Manager of HANDS Pakistan.
As a lifelong athlete, Asim’s achievements extend into the world of competitive sports. He was selected to compete in an international wheelchair race in Beijing, China in 1992. In 2003-2004, he represented Pakistan in the Nagoya City Handi-Marathon Wheelchair Race in Nagoya, Japan, taking home two gold medals for his country.