NA commemorates PWD day Differently disabled persons have a lot of potential to contribute to progress of country: Asad

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The National Assembly commemorated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the Parliament House on Friday.

The Day was aimed to raise awareness regarding our responsibilities towards PWDs and bring positive changes in their lives.

Moreover, it was also an opportunity to celebrate their achievements and contributions and highlights the importance of the inclusion of vulnerable segments of the society into the mainstream.

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser, on the occasion launched accessibility of the Parliament House Building and the accessibility of the National Assembly official website for PWDs besides, unveiling the full version of the Braille Constitution of Pakistan.

In a message on the occasion of “International Day of Persons with Disabilities”, Asad Qaiser said that differently disabled people have a lot of potential and energy to contribute to the progress of the country.

They are capable to perform all tasks but they need encouragement and assistance to make them viable and productive part of the society.

Facilitating the people with Disabilities has been the priority of incumbent government and it is striving hard to provide equal access of education and health and other basic facilities to them.

In line with the directions of the Speaker NA, a Special Committee on PWDs has been formulated which is making remarkable progress by suggesting and recommending policy measures in providing fundamental facilities to differently-disabled people.

Executive Director Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) Muhammad Atif Sheikh and Country Representative United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Dr. Bahktior Kadirov would also address the event.

A special documentary regarding initiatives for socio-economic inclusion of PWDs by Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser would also be displayed.

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