Marriyum asks PTV, Radio Pakistan to arrange morning shows for special persons
State minister says two lawmakers may introduce legislation for special persons
ISLAMABAD: Special persons can lead productive and better lives with the help of the society and the observance of the World Day for Special Persons, which was celebrated every year, should not be confined to only one day.
This was stated by State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb while speaking on the eve of the All Pakistan Wheel Chair Users cricket tournament here at the Sport Complex on Wednesday.
Marriyum said that no healthy person could even think of playing cricket on the wheelchair but the special persons had proven its possibility. Under the Education Reforms Programme of the former prime minister, a process of development of infrastructure, up-gradation of the existing facilities and face lifting of the educational institutions had been initiated, which also included facilities for the special persons, she said.
She said that a special bulletin had been started by PTV for the deaf persons. She asked PTV and Radio Pakistan to organise morning shows for the special persons once a week. She appreciated the National Bank of Pakistan, PTCL and other corporate bodies for extending sponsorship to the tournament and termed it a good augury for encouraging sport activities among the special persons.
Marriyum also paid tribute to all the special persons who had come from all over the country to participate in the tournament as well as the Pakistan Sports Board for organising the event. She revealed that MNA Kishwar Zehra and her mother had initiated a discussion for bringing legislation for the special persons and she would make sure that they were provided all possible facilities in the offices of the Punjab Sports Board.
The state minister said that the society as a whole would have to take care of that responsibility. She said that the voice raised by Kishwar Zehra should not be attributed to any political party and all the members of the National Assembly should become part of the effort.
She thanked the TV channels for according appropriate projection to the issues related to the special persons and urged the print media to also give them space in their pages. She also advised the Pakistan television to cover the event till its finish and telecast it on PTV Sports.