Jamaat-e-Islami Demands Separate Ministries For Welfare Of Special Persons
Jamaat-e-Islami chief Senator Sirajul Haq Tuesday called for establishment of separate ministries at federal and provincial level for the welfare and mainstreaming of persons with disabilities
Addressing a ceremony on occasion of "International Day of Disabled Persons" here at Mansoora, he highlighted the need for fixation of special quota in Senate, National Assembly and local government institutions for the differently abled persons.
The JI chief said Pakistan had some 5.3 million people with disabilities and 65 percent among them lived in rural areas. Punjab, he said, made half of the disabled persons' total number. He said there was an urgent need to take steps to address the problems faced by them.
Senator Siraj asked the government to establish special departments in hospitals for the disabled people and provide them free of cost mobility aids and equipment. He said the government should establish educational institutions equipped with modern technology for the education and training of special children.