BAHAWALPUR, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 10th Augst,2016) : Rehabilitation of people with disabilities is the prime objective of government's policy and efforts will be made to absorb them in the mainstream educational, recreational and employment opportunities. This was stated by District Co-ordination Officer (DCO) Dr. Ehtisham Anwer Mahaar while presiding over a high level meeting regarding the review of various redressal measures for rehabilitating the special persons here at his office.
DCO said that government was fully committed to extend maximum socio economic assistance to special persons by providing job opportunities both at public and private institutions in-line with the specially approved quota for special persons. DCO directed the concerned officials to pay special attention to ensure job opportunities for special persons in private departments and institutions as per the 3 percent quota reserved for the special persons.
"Three translators would also be appointed at a special cell at the designated places which would help the special persons", DCO maintained. DCO further said that Punjab Social Protection Authority would be requested to extend financial assistance to the special persons holding Khidmat Cards. "Special training programs have also been devised to impart technical training to the special persons while Federal government would also be requested to include special persons in its internship program", DCO said.