Govt to rehabilitate blinds in society: Ch Sarwar
Punjab Governor Chaudhary Muhammad Sarwar Saturday said the government would take all possible steps for the rehabilitation of blind people, besides making them productive for society.
He was addressing a ceremony here during which possession and documents of proprietary rights of prime commercial property worth millions of rupees were handed over to the Al-Minar Adult Blind Center operating under the aegis of Pakistan Alliance of the Blind. The prime commercial property, which is situated in Street No 2, Shad Market, Sootar Mandi, Montgomery Bazaar Faisalabad, was donated to the Blind Center by Dr Waqar Chaudhary, Director ENS of Associated Press of Pakistan (APP).
The Governor lauded the services of Pakistan Alliance of the Blind and said the organization was struggling hard for the rehabili-tation of blind people. He said blind people were an integral part of the society. “Therefore, it is our collective duty to play a dynamic role for their rehabilitation.”
The philanthropists should also come forward and donate gen-erously for making blind people productive members of society, he said and added that the government would also utilize its all avail-able resources for redressing miseries of blind people besides pro- viding them all basic amenities.
Speaking on the occasion, General Secretary Pakistan Alliance of the Blind Hajji Muhammad Masood said the organization had been working for the rehabilitation of blind people since 1967. He said it was arranging educational and vocational training op-portunities for the blind which include motor winding, making ped-estal fans, ceiling fans, iron, white cane, electric wiring, and plastic molding etc for men and handicraft, fine arts and house wives courses for women.
He said the Pakistan Alliance of the Blind was running various blind institutions in Faisalabad, Jhang, Sargodha, Mianwali, Baha-wal Nagar and Bakkar. —APP