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October 29, 2015

100 wheelchairs, gifts distributed among special children

Islamabad

 
October 29, 2015

Islamabad
Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Barrister Usman Ibrahim, along with the CADD secretary and senior officials, on Wednesday visited Al-Farabi Centre to attend the ceremony of distributing 100 wheelchairs and gifts to special children by the ambassador of Azerbaijan, Dashgin Shikarov.
The minister expressed gratitude at the donation and said that would go a long way in cementing the cordial relation between the two countries.
He said that it’s an honour for him to speak to the special children. While appreciating the students he said that special children are second to none. He further said that if provided with proper opportunity, these children can do wonders.
On this occasion the special children exhibited their potential by performing on national songs, which was of great entertainment value.
The minister further said that Pakistan is a signatory of United Nations convention on Rights of persons with disability (UNCRPD) and is doing its best to deliver educational facilities to disabled persons.
The minister of state said that the Government of Pakistan has allocated 2% quota of employment for disabled persons. The present democratic government is keen to take special initiatives for the rehabilitation of the disabled persons.
Earlier, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan Dashgin Shikarov said that the government of Azerbaijan has under taken many such initiatives in Pakistan. He further said that this donation is yet another manifestation of close relations between Pakistan and Azerbaijan. He expressed his resolve to take Pakistan-Azerbaijan relations to new heights. In the end, the minister once again thanked the government of Azerbaijan for its support and vowed for continuation of cooperation in future.

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