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‘Sindh to establish advisory council for welfare of special persons’

Karachi

May 15, 2019

Special Assistant to Sindh Chief Minister on Special Persons Syed Qasim Naveed Qamar has said the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities is planning to constitute a provincial advisory council for resolving issues related to persons with disabilities and to facilitate the continuous evaluation of a comprehensive policy for protection of their rights.

He said this while presiding over a meeting in his office. Secretary Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Khalid Chachar, Deputy Secretary Shahzaib Shaikh and other officers attended the meeting.

Qamar said: “An effort will be made to engage the most relevant, committed and qualified persons, working in the field of rehabilitation of special persons in order to ensure the best results in this regard.”

He said the objective behind the formation of the proposed provincial Advisory Council was to work comprehensively on a single platform for the welfare of the special persons in Sindh and to protect their rights and ensure their betterment.

The special assistant said that the government had already taken many steps to facilitate the special persons as they were heading forward towards granting more facilities to them.

He was sure that the participation of the private sector in the proposed provincial advisory council would not only enhance the working capacity of the council, but it would also be helpful in maintaining transparency and check and balance on the performance of people who were supposed to provide facilities to special persons.

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