Ministry of Capital Administration and development organized the function that was held at Pakistan National Council of arts to commemorate the International day Of Persons with Disabilities. The event was organized by the Directorate General of Special Education, an attached department of CA&DD in co-operation with World Health Organization & Pakistan Special.
Mr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, while addressing the audience of the function said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is taking keen interest in provision of education to special children. Special people are our responsibility. He further said that they are not disabled people rather they are people with special abilities.
He said that through our positive behavior we have to make them feel that the special children as important as other members of the society.
In response to the demands put forward by the disabled persons, he said that free books, bags and uniforms will be provided to the students of all special education centers of Islamabad. He further said that in addition to the current budget, a sum of Rs.100 million will be spent on the welfare and rehabilitation of special persons till the next December. In addition to this an amount of Rs. 10million will be spent on the up gradation of the buildings and provision of other facilities of special education centers.
The Minister further said that Government is not only acting upon the 2% quota for employment of special persons but they will also be provided job opportunities on open merit as well. He dilated that the present Government is taking serious measures for the education, training and rehabilitations of special children. We will collect the data of disabled children in Islamabad and will make a special policy for them.
Speaking on the occasion, the Federal Secretary CA&D Division Mr. Khalid Hanif told that Degree classes will commence very soon in special education centers of Islamabad.
The students of special education centers presented different Tableaus & national songs. A special song was also dedicated by the participating students to the martyrs of Army Public School, Peshawar whose parents were specially invited in this function. In the end Director General Special Education, Mrs. Naeema Bushra Malik thanked the Chief Guest, Special Students and all the participants of the event.
PRO to Minister of State