Punjab center for special needs kids offers to help Pakistani boy with speech impairment

The Baba Farid Centre at Faridkot in Punjab has stepped forward to offer treatment to a 14-year-old Pakistani child who crossed the border into India. The name of the child has been given as Hammad Hussain, but its not clear if this is his real name.

Hussain crossed into India on 3 May and is now is a hostel. He crossed at Ferozepur without a passport and is on trial at the juvenile justice board. Hussain is speech-impaired and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had tweeted about him, asking his family to identify him and approach Indian authorities so he could be sent home.

The head of the Baba Farid Centre has offered to use behavioral management through occupational therapy to treat him and try speech therapy to make him learn sign language so more could be known about him.

The Faridkot administration has offered to give him every possible treatment and find doctors who could teach him sign language.

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