President of the Lahore Businessmen Association for Rehabilitation of Disabled (LABARD) and Member National Assembly Pervez Malik has said that people with disabilities can perform a pivotal role in the development of society. LABARD is committed to inclusion and to empowering people with disabilities to stand up for their rights.
He was speaking at a ceremony held in connection with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities which was also attended by the MNA Shaista Pervez Malik, Provincial Ministers Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, Khawaja Salman Rafiq, LABARD Secretary General Saeed Khan, renowned politicians and businessmen were also present on the occasion.
On the occasion, participants also passed a resolution and urged the Federal and Provincial Governments to introduce schemes and packages for the people with disabilities to enhance their accessibility to the facilities.
Pervez Malik said that all disabled people have the right to enjoy human righs on an equal basis with others in all areas of our lives, including in our access to education, employment and the ability to participate as full citizens in our respective societies.