Special CNICs being issued to special persons’


Special Assistant to Sindh CM on Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Syed Qasim Naveed Qamar has said that keeping in view the problems of special persons, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities has been arranging one window operation in collaboration with NADRA for issuance of SCNICs to special persons.
Talking to media in a ceremony organized by Special Olympics Pakistan, Karachi in collaboration with Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of Sindh One-Window Operation Drive for issuance of SCNIC for PWDS here at Government Special Education & Rehabilitation Centre, Near Baitul Mall Gulistan-e- Johar, Karachi on Thursday.
On this occasion Secretary of DEPD Khalid Chachar, Deputy Secretary Shahzaib Shaikh, office bearers of Special Olympics Pakistan Tehmina and others were also present. Syed Qasim Naveed Qamar added, ‘ We are not only facilitating special persons in getting their CNICs and Disability Certificates, but we are also trying to implement their five percent job quota in public and private sectors ‘.
He said that unless they were made independent, they could not be able to to live a respectable life. Syed Qasim Naveed Qamar said that amendments were also being made in laws to facilitate special persons in public and private buildings and no new public and private building could be constructed unless it had ramp and special washroom for special persons.
He assured that such one window camp for issuance of SCNICs would also be held in other districts to facilitate them and a comprehensive data of special persons and children were also being collected in order to formulate policies for them.—INP