President calls for community involvement to help address issues faced by persons with disabilities
PR No. 202/2021
Islamabad: President Dr Arif Alvi has called for community involvement to help address the issues being faced by persons with disabilities (PWDs). He said that the facilitation and welfare of differently-abled people (DAPs) was a great challenge that required the socially-responsible participation of all segments of society, including the business community, students and government organizations. He expressed these views while chairing a follow-up on the facilitation of DAPs, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today. The meeting was attended by the Chairman CDA, and senior management of COMSATS, Islamabad, NUST, Islamabad and National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore.
The meeting discussed various proposals to facilitate PWDs and make markets, buildings and public places more accessible for them. The departments of architecture of COMSATS, NUST and NCA gave presentations that suggested various solutions to make markets and buildings of F-6 Markaz, F-7 Markaz and I-8 Markaz, Islamabad easily accessible for PWDs.
Addressing the meeting, the President said that DAPs faced many obstacles in their free movement that prevented them from fully participating in various social and cultural activities and urged the business community and Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry to assist in the materialization of proposals presented by the universities. He also asked Chairman CDA to facilitate the universities in finalizing the proposals.