Federal Minister for Human Rights Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada has distributed assistive devices among the persons with disabilities and assured the government’s complete support for their uplift.
He was participating in a ceremony as chief guest organized by Directorate General of Special Education, in connection with Diamond Jubilee of Independence of Pakistan.
Special children on the occasion presented different patriotic and folk songs to express their love and enthusiasm for the country.
Their impressive performance was greatly applauded by the chief guest and the audience.
In his welcome address, Mr. Azhar Sajjad, Director General Special Education thanked the chief guest for his kind presence and participation in the program. He briefed the chief guest on educational, rehabilitation and training services of the Directorate General of Special Education for the persons with disabilities.
He informed that these services had now been extended to the entire ICT with the launch of Inclusive Education Program and a user friendly mobile application for awareness of PWDs that is also having an E-technology project for visually impaired persons.
The Chief Guest while addressing the audience highlighted the significance of Independence Day. He recalled sacrifices, dedication and endeavors of our forefathers for the great cause of Independence. He said that Iqbal’s idea of a separate Muslim state; visionary leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the unflinching struggle of thousands of Muslims of the Sub-continent from all spheres of life could never ever be forgotten to get this piece of land. He also spoke about Pakistan’s regional and global importance by virtue of its history, geo-strategic location and rich human and natural resources.
said that Government of Pakistan is fully aware of the challenges our homeland was confronting and it had adopted a comprehensive plan for economic and structural reforms to gain sustainable development.
Being a Pakistani, we must celebrate Independence by thanking to Almighty Allah for endowment of this motherland. He also prayed for the prosperity, safety and success of Pakistan.
He reiterated that all possible means would be utilized for the uplift and welfare of persons with disabilities.