- President Dr. Arif Alvi for implementation of job quota for persons with disabilities
President Dr. Arif Alvi For Implementation Of Job Quota For Persons With Disabilities
President Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday underscored the need for implementation of job quota for persons with disabilities (PWDs) by the public and private sectors
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 13th Sep, 2023 ) :President Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday underscored the need for implementation of job quota for persons with disabilities (PWDs) by the public and private sectors.
The president, during a follow-up meeting on the framework for the classification of disabilities, held at Aiwan-e-Sadr, said that 10 to 12 percent population of the country was facing various forms of disabilities.
He said that it was the responsibility of the government and private sector to employ PWDs, as per their skills and qualifications to empower them financially.
The meeting was attended by senior officials from the Ministry of Human Rights, Council on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), NADRA, NAVTTC, representatives from the four provincial governments, Gilgit-Baltistan, AJK and a representative from the World Health Organization (WHO).
The ministry further informed that a master list of potential employers was being prepared to seek their support in providing jobs to PWDs.
President Alvi stressed the importance of amending the existing recruitment rules to reserve quota for PWDs in gazetted jobs.
He underlined the need for imparting skill-based education to PWDs to enhance their employability and ensure their active participation in mainstream economic activities.
The president also highlighted the importance of close coordination among the stakeholders to address issues related to the registration of PWDs at Federal and provincial levels.
The officials from provincial governments updated the meeting about the measures taken by them for the facilitation and training of PWDs.
The CEO informed that Tang Chinese International Education and Technology (Pvt) Ltd had sent 150 Pakistanis to China for getting advanced skilled education. He further informed that his institute would send more Pakistani youth to China on scholarship basis for getting advance skilled education.