KARACHI: Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister for Social Welfare Shamim Mumtaz on Friday said that Sindh government has enhanced the job quota for special persons from three to five percent.
She was talking to media personnel and participants of a walk organised to mark the International Day of People with Disabilities. The walk was organised by the Sindh Council for the Rehabilitation of Differently Abled Persons, starting from the Arts Council and ending at Karachi Press Club
The advisor to the chief minister said that the Sindh chief minister has constituted a committee to implement a special persons’ employment quota in letter and spirit.
She also said that disability certificates issued by private institutions were not valid for employment and advised all special people to obtain certificates from the social welfare department.
She further remarked that the Sindh government had made an impressive legislation for the welfare of special persons and added that it had enacted rules of business to implement the bill in its true spirit.
Differently abled persons are a valuable workforce of the country, proving their worth not only locally but in international markets in multiple fields, she said.
The advisor advised special persons to get themselves registered with social welfare department to get maximum benefits from facilities announced by the government.
Participants in the walk conducted between Arts Council and Karachi Press Club included Social Welfare Secretary Aaliya Shahid, Social Welfare Director General (DG) Raheem Lakho, Institutions DG Sheema Arif, Arts Council President Ahmed Ali Shah, human rights activist Fozia Khan and special persons, officers and staff members from the social welfare department.