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Message of President of Pakistan On the occasion of world sight day 2011

Islamabad: World Sight Day which is observed on second Thursday every year, is an occasion to create awareness about the problems and requirements of visually handicapped persons and rehabilitation of the visually impaired.

Our visually handicapped brothers and sisters are men and women of great courage. They have taught us, who are blessed with sight, that we will never be able to count the blessings of Allah for bestowing a life free of any disability to pursue a life according to their desires.

On this occasion, we must reiterate that it is our duty to encourage and motivate people to be caring to the needs of visually handicapped citizens. All those individuals and associations, engaged in the task of rehabilitation of visually impaired persons deserve our commendations.

It is reassuring that Government has made concerted efforts to educate the visually impaired youth and children, provided them adequate skills and technical training and generate employment opportunities for them.

I also call upon the people and relevant government agencies to reflect on the problems of visually handicapped people and think about what needs to be done to achieve the same standards in caring for the disabled as exists in other civilized nations and to work towards achieving those standards.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326
Email: piopid@gmail.com

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