Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, National History & Literary Heritage Ms Marriyum Aurangzeb Sunday said that country-wide collective efforts were needed for the people with disabilities to help them become useful members of the society.
She said this while addressing a function here at the National Council of Arts, jointly organized by the World Health Organization, Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division and other stakeholders marking the World Day for Persons with Disabilities.
Referring to the theme of the day ‘transformation forwards sustainable and resilient society for all’, the minister said that it was incumbent upon all segments of the society to make a pledge for taking steps for the education and training of the special children and ensuring equal rights for them as citizens of the country. Everybody should prepare himself to be answerable to the Almighty in that respect, she added. The minister of state said that any kind of disability could be overcome with courage and unswerving determination. Extending help to the special children helped in building their confidence, she added.
Marriyum said that the PML-N government was taking concrete steps for the education of special children and in the Prime Minister’s Education Reforms Programme also it had been taken care of. She said in the new system of transport, priority had been given to the provision of ramps and five buses had been dedicated for the special children. The number would be increased gradually, she revealed. The MOS said that the special children had a significant role in the development of the society and she was impressed.—APP