Mainstreaming disabled, destitute segment of society is joint duty: Asad


Staff Reporter

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that taking care of needy and destitute is the collective responsibility as this segment of the society is marginalized and need our care and attention.
He was speaking after witnessing the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Kashmir Orphan Relief Trust (KORT) and Capital Development Authority (CDA) at Parliament House on Thursday to make Islamabad disable friendly. The MoU was signed by Chairman KORT and Director General CDA.
Asad Qaiser also emphasized to take initiatives to cater the needs of street children. He appreciated the performance of the Special Parliamentary Committee on Disable Persons which is the ever first Special Parliamentary Committee to deliberate upon and take policy initiatives for the welfare of orphans, street children and disable segment of the Society.
He said that Parliament House was also in process of being made disabled friendly. He stressed on all government departments to get their buildings for disabled audit for making them friendlier.
The Speaker NA said that the incumbent government envisions a true welfare state based on Islamic principles of justice, equality and respect for humanity. He said that various measures have been adopted for welfare of the marginalized segments. Through implementation of this MoU CDA and KORT would work together to make Islamabad disability friendly, he added.
MNA Ms. Nafeesa Khattak appreciated the efforts of Speaker Asad Qaiser to take pain for the welfare of the needy and destitute. Chairman KORT Chaudry Muhammad Akhtar appreciated the cause of Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser and assured to collaborate with CDA to make Islamabad a First ever disable friendly city of the country.

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