President calls for progress of differently: abled persons: President Alvi.

KARACHI -- President Dr Arif Alvi, on Thursday, stressed upon coordination and cooperation among all stakeholder and organisations working for differently: abled children to synergise their efforts so that rehabilitation of special children could be carried out in a holistic and inclusive manner.

The president expressed these views in a meeting with representatives of Association of Retarded Children Karachi (ARCK) here at Sindh Governor House. First Lady Begum Samina Arif Alvi was also present in the meeting. Dr Arif Alvi noted that government as well as charitable organisations had taken a range of measures for rehabilitation, education and vocational training of special children and their financial empowerment and integration in the society. He said that key to a country's progress lies in enriching the disabled. He further stated that differently: abled children above the age of 9 years could be registered with NADRA with special status that enabled their access to special facilities being offered by the government.

Awareness about the special children and their specific needs had raised in previous years but considering the number of such children in the country more...

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