One window operation begins for issuance of SCNICs
KARACHI:Special Assistant to CM Sindh 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 Sindh have been arranging one window operation in collaboration with NADRA for issuance of SCNICs to special persons and so far such camps have been conducted in Karachi, Hyderabad and Tando Muhammad Khan as well.
This he said while 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 and Rehabilitation Centre, near Baitul Mall Gulistan-e- Johar, Karachi on Thursday.
This one window operation will continue till tomorrow and it is expected that more than 200 special persons will be able to get their special CNICs free of cost.
On this occasion, Secretary of DEPD Khalid Chachar, Deputy Secretary Shahzaib Shaikh, office bearers of Special Olympics Pakistan Tehmina and others were also present.
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 live a respectable life.”
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.