President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday 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, here at Aiwan-e-Sadr.
President Alvi 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 emphasised installation of functional infrastructure such as ramps at public places to ease the movement of differently-abled persons. Executive Director CPDI Mukhtar Ahmed Ali, social workers and persons with disabilities attended the meeting.