For differently-abled people (DAP), the introduction of specialized occupations will help them become financially independent, according to President Dr. Arif Alvi.
The President made these comments today at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad during a meeting with Dr. Anis-ur-Rehman, Vice Chairman of the Pakistan Foundation Against Blindness (PFFB).
He underlined that in order to make Children effective and productive citizens of the nation, they must be properly trained and equipped with a range of skill sets.
The President stated that society should not disregard DAP and that it is the duty of the public and commercial sectors to support and promote people with disabilities.
The President was informed by Dr. Anis-ur-Rehman about the actions made by the PFFB to improve the lives of Pakistan’s blind people.
He said his organization has transformed the lives of more than 50,000 visually-impaired students and other persons at the national level, during the last ten years, through educational services, capacity-building training, awareness campaigns, career counseling, and Assistive Technology.