42 electric wheelchairs awarded to students with special needs.


ISLAMABAD -- Shafqat Mahmood, Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training distributed 42 electric wheelchairs to students of 14 public sector universities in a ceremony on Thursday held at Higher Education Commission Secretariat in Islamabad. While addressing the ceremony as chief guest, he said we need to play a leadership role and it is government's responsibility to facilitate special children in transforming their lives. Tariq Banuri, Chairman HEC, Dr. Fateh Marri, Executive Director, HEC, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Muhammad Asghar, Consultant CPEC, student recipients of wheelchairs, and their parents, representatives of the universities were also present in the electric wheelchair distribution ceremony organized under Prime Minister's Electric Wheelchair Scheme for University Students.

The Minister informed the audience that Government would initiate a special programme for facilitating and enhancing accessibility of people with special abilities in educational institutions. He hoped that all public sector educational institutions would be made inclusive and accessible for special children. He also urged private sector universities to make alteration in their infrastructure to provide more and more opportunities to specially challenged students. The Minister informed that we have yet to acquire more milestones, as a uniform...

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