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President stresses opportunities for differently-abled in education, jobs

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 05 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday emphasized inclusion of persons with disabilities in mainstream by providing them opportunities of education and employment. 

He was speaking to a delegation from Center for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) comprising social activists and persons with disabilities, here at Aiwan-e-Sadr. 

President Alvi stressed the need for filling the job quota reserved for differently-abled persons to ensure their financial empowerment. 

In this regard, he said, vocational training, tailor-made jobs and easy loans could help such people attain self-reliance 

The president emphasised installation of functional infrastructure such as ramps at public places to ease the movement of differently-abled persons. 

Executive Director CPDI Mukhtar Ahmed Ali, social workers and persons with disabilities attended the meeting.

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