Islamabad: President Mamnoon Husain has assured those with visual disabilities that the government would continue taking all possible measures to protect their rights and to enable them lead a successful life.
He stated this in his Message On International White Cane Safety Day being observed today (Tuesday).The President said in his message ;The International White Cane Safety day is an occasion to renew our commitment towards fulfilling our social, moral and religious responsibilities and to gear up efforts to put in place legislative, administrative and infrastructural mechanisms, required to enable the people with special needs lead a better life.
White cane is not a symbol of disability or impairment but a sign of courage and bravery, a symbol of invincible human will to face challenges and adversities.
On this day I take this opportunity to call upon the Government departments, non-Governmental organizations, civil society, media and others to enhance their efforts to address the issues of visually impaired persons and to undertake all possible measures to facilitate them lead a happy and independent life.
Let us join hands in augmenting the efforts of those who are facilitating these people. Let us contribute individually as well as collectively, in putting in place necessary mechanism and facilities that cater to special needs of visually impaired people.
On this occasion I would also like to reassure our brothers and sisters with visual disabilities that the Government would continue taking all possible measures to protect their rights and to enable them lead a successful life,”,he added in his message.