Pakistan

President calls for integration of persons with disabilities into mainstream society

President Dr Arif Alvi has emphasized inclusion of persons with disabilities in mainstream by providing them opportunities of education and employment.

He was speaking to a delegation from Center for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) comprising social activists and persons with disabilities, in Islamabad.

The President stressed the need for filling the job quota reserved for differently-abled persons to ensure their financial empowerment. In this regard, he said, vocational training, tailor-made jobs and easy loans could help such people attain self-reliance.

The president emphasized installation of functional infrastructure such as ramps at public places to ease the movement of differently-abled persons.

 

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