Islamabad: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the Government is cognizant of its obligation to take all possible legal, administrative, financial and other measures for the welfare of the disabled persons.
He stated this in his message on the occasion of International Day of Disabled Persons being commorated throughout the world on Tuesday.
He said in his message ”International Day of the Persons with Disabilities reminds us of our moral, social and religious obligations to work, individually as well as collectively, for the betterment of our brethren with special needs and to facilitate them lead a normal life.
It is an occasion to reiterate our commitment as responsible and conscientious society to create more space for the people with disabilities in the society and to assist them utilizing their potential towards the progress and the development of the society.
The theme of 2013 International Day of people with Disabilities, “Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all”, therefore, rightly draws our attention to the challenges the special people are facing with a view to finding solutions to their sufferings.
Our Constitution guarantees equal opportunities to all citizens irrespective of physical disadvantages.
Under the umbrella of UN and with the assistance of international partners, the Government of Pakistan is striving hard to provide quality services to this important segment of society and make them useful members of the society.
However, the Government efforts towards this important cause need to be complemented by all sections of society.
On this day, I call upon Government departments, civil society, philanthropists, corporate sector and media to make concerted and sustained efforts for ensuring active and full participation of people with disability in the mainstream of national life and ensure them a dignified life.
I also urge international community to help the developing countries in their efforts for the betterment of special persons.
I assure the people with special needs that the government is fully committed and would take all possible measures to cater to their needs and facilitate them lead a healthy and normal life”, he added in his message.