Sindh has empowered persons with disabilities, says minister

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Special Assistant to CM Sindh on Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Sindh Sadiq Ali Memon said on Wednesday that in Pakistan, Sindh has set a milestone in issuing driving license to hearing impaired persons and has become first province in the country for issuance of driving license to them.

This he said while visiting Centre of Excellence for Deaf Karachi here, run by Pakistan Association of the Deaf. On this occasion, Chairman of the Association Irfan Mumtaz was also present. Memon also visited various sections of the centre.

SACM Sadiq Ali Memon was briefed about the vocational training being provided to hearing impaired persons. He appreciated the facilities being given to hearing impaired persons there.

He reviewed books in Sign Language prepared by PAD and asked them to expedite the work in Sign Language and enhance coordination with other organizations, working in the same sector.

Memon added that the Sindh government had taken many initiatives to empower the persons with disabilities and through vocational training, we can make them a useful member of the citizens’.

He said that PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and CM Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah had been taking personal interest in rehabilitation of the persons with disabilities and in collaboration with the private sector, we were improving education, health and rehabilitation facilities for them.

Memon said that it was a matter of satisfaction that work was in progress on software applications for hearing and visually impaired persons so that they might be able to live independently.

He said that the persons with disabilities should be given their due rights and opportunities so that they could make progress.

 

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