Islamabad, December 28, 2020 (PPI-OT): President Dr. Arif Alvi has urged the media to play its role for the rights of special people and eradicating negative attitudes towards them in the society. He expressed these views in a meeting with senior journalists in Islamabad today (Monday) on the issue of persons with disabilities. The President said government is taking all possible steps to make special people active members of society.
He said the government is taking steps to provide free education to special persons from primary level to university level and under the Ehsaas programme, 2 million special people will be assisted. The President said incumbent government has signed a memorandum of understanding with China under the Belt and Road Project to promote and develop a technology for the assistance of special people.
President Arif Alvi said that there is a lack of accurate statistics on special persons. In this regard, the survey conducted under the Ehsaas program will be completed in June 2021. He appreciated media’s role in creating awareness about breast cancer and women’s rights.
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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
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