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Special persons integral part of society: governor

December 03, 2023

LAHORE : Punjab Governor M Balighur Rehman has said that differently-abled persons are an important part of society and they excelled in sports and other fields of life.

In a message on the eve of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Saturday, he said paid homage to all those special people whose determination and courage is an example for others.

He said it is the responsibility of all of us to encourage the special people to make them useful citizens of the society.

Punjab governor Baligh-ur-Rehman. Photo: Twitter/BalighUrRehman_
Punjab governor Baligh-ur-Rehman. Photo: Twitter/BalighUrRehman_

The governor said for the first time wheelchair ramps and elevators have been built in the Governor House Lahore for special people.

He said that as chancellor, he has directed the Vice Chancellors of all public and private universities of Punjab to develop special persons’ friendly infrastructure in the buildings and also ensure the provision of facilities like wheelchair ramps and others in their respective universities.

Meanwhile, Punjab Governor M Balighur Rehman has said that it was necessary to respect a difference of opinion among people for a peaceful coexistence in a pluralistic society.

Talking to a delegation of students from Law and Politics Society of the LUMS at the Governor’s House here on Saturday, he said one should respect and understand others’ varied perspectives and opinions, adding that students must inculcate a habit of research and don’t believe in the information without verifying it.

He said that an educated person does not believe in hearsay.

The Punjab governor welcomed the students to the Governor House Lahore and informed them about the historic Governor House.

He also explained the constitutional role of the office of the governor. He said LUMS is premiere educational institution of the country where analytical and critical skills of students are developed, adding that the most important purpose of education is to develop tolerance.

The governor said that the young population of Pakistan is its biggest asset.

He said unfortunately, disappointment was spread among the youth under a false narrative.

He underscored the need to look at positivity in society, adding that there are fewer negative things and more positive things in our society.

While quoting the examples of organizations like Edhi and Akhuwat, he said that Edhi Ambulance is the largest network of private ambulances in the world, while the loan repayment rate under Akhuwat Foundation is more than 99 per cent.

He said that those who return the loan belong to the poor class, adding that they are given loans without collateral, but still they return the loan.

He further said that if everyone shows responsibility and does not spread things on social media without research, then the spread of wrong and negative information can be stopped.

He further said that the supremacy of law and constitution is the only way forward.

He said, unfortunately, Constitution-violators launched a mudslinging campaign against the honest.Later, the students were shown round of the historical Governor’s House.