ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Human Rights Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada on Wednesday inaugurated the Orthopedic Workshop at National Special Education Centre for Physically Handicapped Children under the Directorate General of Special Education (DGSE).
Representatives of Ministry of Human Rights, government officials, social workers, members from NGOs and civil society attended the ceremony.
While addressing the audience, Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada said that Persons with Disabilities are facing the challenges of accessibility, empowerment, rehabilitation and inclusion.
It is the indeed the duty of state to bring them into the main stream of society by making them enabling members, he said.
The federal minister appreciated the efforts of Directorate General of Special Education on such initiatives. He said that the provision of artificial limbs, prosthetics, and orthotic devices to the children and adults with physical impairment & deformity will change their life.
Riaz Hussain Pirzada emphasised the need of expansion of such services and provision of state-of-the-art facilities to the Persons with Disabilities.
The minister further talked about the need of new avenues and projects for facilitation of Persons with Disabilities.
In his welcome address, the Director General of Special Education Sheikh Azhar Sajjad said that the DGSE and its allied institutions are engaged in rehabilitation, education and training of PWDs/CWDs. They are also enhancing their present capacity to uplift the living standards and functional mobility of the individuals with disabilities.
Sheikh Azhar Sajjad said that the Directorate General of Special Education is contributing in the training and capacity building of the professionals, teachers and supporting staff in the field of special education. He further mentioned that provision of artificial limbs will surely swap the life of persons with physical disabilities.