KARACHI:Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has said that disabled persons had an important role in progress and prosperity of the country.
Addressing an event held at the Governor House in connection with the International Day of Disabled Persons, he said that disabled persons had achieved a place in society by utilizing their potentials and highlighted their own importance.
Ismail said: “I am very happy to say that you people did not give up and fought with great courage every time.” The governor said that disabled persons had played a role in the development and prosperity of the country.
The ceremony was attended by Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar along with a large number of disabled people including prominent social entrepreneurs. “Keeping in view the long-term desire of those with hearing impairments, I have been very happy to sign a driving license bill for them,” said the governor.
He said that Green Line Bus Project was the first project in the country which would provide all facilities for the special people so that they too could get the best travel facilities.
Ismail added that there were special opportunities for differently abled people in Prime Minister’s Ehsaas Program.
Ismail said that the present government was committed to the vision of turning the country into Riyasat-i-Madina. Appreciating the efforts made by Essa Lab, Governor Sindh said that the private sector should further contribute to the cause.
Addressing the event, Dr. Farhan Isa, chief executive of Essa Laboratories, said, “We are playing a role in promoting positive activities in the society and will continue to contribute in this regard.
Richard Geary, who hails from the United States, working in social service for the past three decades in Pakistan, also addressed the ceremony. On the occasion, children from various institutions of special education also presented songs.