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Protect the rights of special persons is the responsibility of everyone: President Mamnoon

President Mamnoon Hussain giving away shields to teachers of special educational institutions on the occasion of celebration ceremony of United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities at Pakistan National Council of Arts, Islamabad on December 03, 2016. Minister for CADD Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry is also present.

ISLAMABAD:(APS)December 4, 2016-President Mamnoon Hussain has said responsibility rests with every segment of the society to work towards protection of rights of special persons.

He was addressing a function in connection with International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Islamabad on Saturday.

The President expressed satisfaction that not only the government but the private sector is also paying attention to the welfare of the special persons.

He said that the disabled persons deserve equal opportunities to excel in different walks of life without any discrimination. He said that the welfare of the special persons is imperative to achieve the sustainable development goals.

The President said a letter will be written to all the departments including the provincial chief secretaries directing them to ensure implementation of two percent quota for disabled persons in government jobs.

Mamnoon Hussain also directed that ramps for disabled persons should be built in all the buildings and public places in order to facilitate the movement of special persons.

The President said Pakistan is signatory to the UN Convention regarding the rights of special persons and efforts will be made to fully implement it.

Earlier in his address CADD Minister Tariq Fazal Chaudhary said that special education institutions have been set up for education and training of the persons with disabilities. He said national policy for the persons with disabilities have also been formulated.

On the occasion children with disabilities presented tubules, national songs and poems.

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