ISLAMABAD, December 2: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has stressed that the differently-able community should be given adequate opportunities and facilities to grow and utilize their full potential for the overall good of the society and a better life for themselves.
In his message on the eve of International Day of Persons with Disabilities being observed by the United Nations the world over on Sunday, the PPP Chairman endorsed the UN Theme for the day in 2017 “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”.
He said that persons with certain physical disabilities are never a burden on the society but they are truly source of inspiration for rest of the humans. “They just need what is their due from the society to contribute their part in the development and progress of the country,” the PPP Chairman said.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari appreciated that Sindh government has increased job quota for the candidates with disabilities from two to five per cent and formed a Committee to implement this quota in letter and spirits.
The PPP Chairman also pledged that PPP would also increase employment and recruitment quota for the persons with disabilities in departments of Federal and other three provincial governments to five per cent with a mechanism for full implementation after coming into power at center and these provinces after 2018 general elections.
He emphasized that not only in jobs but the differently-able community should also be given special incentives for business, sports and other fields to show their performance.