December 2, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker National Assembly has said that we are determined to make Pakistan a place where everyone has the same opportunities to participate in all walks of life with dignity and self-esteem.

He said this in his message to the nation on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities which is being commemorated throughout the World under the auspices of United Nations on Tuesday.

He said that the Day aims to promote a better understanding of disability issues with a focus on the rights of persons with disabilities and gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of the political, social, economic and cultural life of their communities.

In Pakistan, we are committed to build a hopeful future for all segments of our society including the ones with disability. “Our challenge is to provide all people with the equality of access they need and deserve. Ultimately, this will create a better world for all” he urged.

On this International Day, let us recognize that the battles against poverty, disease and discrimination will not be won without targeted laws, policies and programs that empower this group.

Let us pledge to keep the promise of the goals alive in the community of persons with disabilities, he added.