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Initiatives unveiled for special persons’ empowerment

By APP
May 24, 2024
Provincial Minister for Social Welfare and Bait-ul-Mal Punjab, Sohail Shaukat Butt chairs a meeting on May 23, 2024. — Facebook/Social Welfare and Bait-ul-Maal Department, Government of the Punjab
 Provincial Minister for Social Welfare and Bait-ul-Mal Punjab, Sohail Shaukat Butt chairs a meeting on May 23, 2024. — Facebook/Social Welfare and Bait-ul-Maal Department, Government of the Punjab

LAHORE: In a groundbreaking session convened by the Council of Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a resounding commitment to transformative action for the welfare of individuals with disabilities echoed through the City.

Under the distinguished leadership of the Provincial Minister for Social Welfare and Bait-ul-Mal Punjab, Sohail Shaukat Butt, key stakeholders including governmental officials, NGOs, and advocacy groups congregated to chart a new course towards inclusivity and empowerment.

The session, graced by luminaries such as Secretary Social Welfare and Bait-ul-Mal Department Punjab, Iqbal Hussain Khan, and Secretary Women Development, Sumaira Samad, heralded a new dawn for the marginalized segments of the society.

Echoing the spirit of collaboration, DG Social Welfare Amina Munir emphasised the imperative of synergising efforts across sectors to safeguard the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities.

The session culminated in a resolute endorsement of novel policies, financial frameworks, and administrative protocols aimed at fostering an environment of equal opportunity and accessibility for all.

Sohail Shaukat Butt reaffirmed the government’s unwavering commitment to this cause, asserting, “Under the visionary leadership of the CM, we are poised to embark on a transformative journey towards a more inclusive society. “Central to this endeavour is the imminent rollout of a comprehensive package, spearheaded by CM, designed to alleviate the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and pave the way for their active participation in all spheres of life.