Govt to re­ha­bil­i­tate blinds in so­ci­ety: Ch Sar­war

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL - FAISALABAD—

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

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