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350 visually impaired persons accommodated in shelters

By Our Correspondent
April 17, 2024
This representational image shows a visually impaired person. — Unsplash/File
This representational image shows a visually impaired person. — Unsplash/File

LAHORE: The government has pledged to meet demands of visually impaired people including an increase in daily wages and contract extensions.

Furthermore, approximately 350 visually impaired individuals have been accommodated in shelters, where they are provided with essential amenities such as food and accommodation. Minister for Social Welfare and Bait-ul-Mal Sohail Shaukat Butt has approved these measures to address the employment challenges faced by visually impaired individuals in Punjab, said a Social Welfare and Bait-ul-Mal department official in statement. The government has swiftly responded to the protests of visually impaired individuals who have been deprived of employment opportunities. Discussions have taken place near the revered Data Darbar, led by the Lahore Division director and his team, to resolve issues with visually impaired individuals. To ensure the fair distribution of benefits, a comprehensive list of visually impaired individuals from various districts will be compiled to identify the recipients to these concessions.