KARACHI, Dec 3, 2013: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Patron-In-Chief, Pakistan Peoples Party has said morals and progress of nations are judged by how they treat their disabled, handicapped and the weak souls and urged the society to rise up to extend all possible help to them to enjoy the life without any discrimination.It may be recalled that over one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability. International Day of Persons with Disabilities is being observed today all over the world with the theme “Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all”.In his message on the occasion, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari pointed out that hurdles being created against Pakistan’s anti-polio campaigns including intimidation and killing of polio workers stressing we as a nation should adopt a more effective and forceful drive eliminate the disease.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also pointed out that Pakistan has the largest number of victims of terrorism who were maimed, injured and forced to live in disabilities require more attention and caring from the nation.
He reiterated the commitment of Pakistan Peoples Party towards the welfare of persons of disabilities and handicaps and recalled that it was his Party which introduced quotas for disabled in government jobs. “I will ask Sindh government to implement the quota for disabled persons in jobs in letter and spirit.”
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said no barrier would be allowed to discourage the disabled from any activity and they will be treated as equal members of the society.
Source: Mediacell PPP