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Rs1 billion being spent for special persons

By our correspondents
May 22, 2017

Islamabad: The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has been allocated Rs1 billion for the institutions working for the persons with disabilities.

“The government has allocated a hefty amount for the CADD, for the years 2017-18 and out it we are utilising a substantial amount for the persons with disabilities,” said Parliamentary Secretary for CADD Maiza Hameed on Sunday.

Talking to this agency, she said that around four projects for persons with disabilities had been initiated by the government. Maiza said that special educational institutions would be provided with all latest facilities at par with Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) under the Prime Minster Education Reforms programme.

In current year, a total of 250 disable students have been admitted in special schools after provision of transportation facility to special students under education reforms programme, she added.

The CADD is making efforts to increase special persons’ quota in the government services, Maiza remarked.She said that students with weak eye sights would be provided optical glasses adding that surgery for the needy students would also be arranged.

Minister of State for CADD Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry has recently distributed supporting equipments including wheel chairs, sewing machines, walkers etc. among 85 students with disabilities, she informed.

These equipments, she said would facilitate the disable children in getting education and daily life matters.Maiza urged the society to give special attention and courage to the children with disabilities.The government and CADD are fully focused on the education and training of the disable children.