Handicapped persons’ rehabilitation is priority: Basharat

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Punjab Minister for Law and Social Welfare Muhammad Basharat Raja has said that rehabilitation of physically handicapped persons is the priority agenda of the provincial government.
Presiding over the meeting of Punjab Welfare Trust for Disabled (PWTD) here on Friday, Basharat Raja said that efforts of the trust are praiseworthy for helping to rehabilitate deprived and differently-abled persons in the province.
It is the responsibility of the society to help restore the handicapped persons by their personality nourishment through education and training so that they could remain safe from any societal inferiority complex, he added.
The Provincial Minister said that the differently-abled persons are an equal part of the society and it is imperative that they should be given full opportunities through education and training to move forward in their practical life.
The government is also giving attention to promoting inclusive education to promote greater socialization of differently-abled students, he said adding that it would help in developing economic status and employment opportunities that will enhance their daily living.
Basharat Raja assured to help increase the endowment fund of the trust so that the maximum number of needy people could be facilitated. He also announced that a meeting of institutions working under the trust will be held after Eid-ul-Adha.
Earlier, Managing Director Dr. Amjad Saqib gave a briefing about the working of Punjab Welfare Trust and said that this institution is working to help restore the special persons so that they could become self-reliant and play a more useful part in nation-building.
Secretary Social Welfare Ambreen Raza and members of the trust also attended the meeting.—INP