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Karachi

February 9, 2018

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‘Persons with disabilities integral part of society’

‘Persons with disabilities integral part of society’

Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair has said persons with disabilities are an integral part of our society and must be encouraged by providing all facilities to them so that they could become active citizens.

This he said while addressing a ceremony to distribute computers, certificates, financial assistance and Braille books at the Governor House on Thursday. The event was organised by Amigos Welfare Trust for the Blind Persons.

The governor said there was an immense need to create awareness about problems of blind people. He lauded the establishment of an online digital library and a website by the trust, saying they were a great source for blind persons download books, including the textbooks required to continue their studies.

The establishment of a printing press for transcribing and printing books was a great contribution by the trust, he added. Zubair said blind people could learn to operate computers with the help of the screen reader, and philanthropists and donors who contributed to the betterment of the blind deserved special gratitude.

He held out the assurance that he would provide all possible help to resolve problems of blind persons. The implementation of a five percent quota in government jobs for the disabled people would be assured, he said.

The president of the trust, Anwar Masih, apprised the governor about the activities of the trust. He said nine blind employees of the local governments department had been regularised due to efforts made by the trust.

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