Special persons have hopes from new govt

MULTAN: Society for Special Persons (SSP) has urged the incoming government of Pakistan Muslim League (N) to involve special persons in policy formation prior to shaping out the national budget for next fiscal year.

Chairperson SSP Zahida Hameed while talking to APP stated that special persons were ignored and not included at policy making levels.

She remarked that there were 12 to 15 per cent special persons in the country,including those with physical disability, and audio/visual impairment.

She cited that special persons were given importance at policy making throughout the Europe and added that such persons with special needs be given priority by the next government.

She advocated creation of physio-therapy centers in south Punjab for rehabilitation of special persons.

“Multan lacks institution for higher education for special persons”,she regretted and urged the incoming government to improve the situation for education, healthcare and rehabilitation of special persons.