President voices for special persons

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  • Says Pakistan keen in cementing ties with Hungary    

Staff Report
ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has stressed upon creation of equal opportunities for the persons with disabilities in all fields of life because securing their rights was requisite for maintaining equality and justice in a society.
In a message on the International Day of Disabled Persons being observed across the globe and Pakistan on Tuesday, the president said that the purpose of observance of the day was to create awareness about the rights of the persons with disabilities. The president also underlined the need to promote assistive technology because use of such technology could ensure facilities in the lives of disabled persons.
He said Pakistan had played a significant role across the globe over the promotion of assistive technology. Under the government’s flagship Ehsas programme, the disable persons were being provided with free of cost treatment facilities, he added.
Meanwhile, President D rArif Alvi on Tuesday said Pakistan attached great importance to its relations with Hungary and was keen to strength these at bilateral level and in context of European Union. Talking to Pakistan’s ambassador-designate to Hungary Muhammad Aejaz here at Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President called the need for exploiting the true potential of bilateral trade existing between the two countries.
President Alvi said Pakistan offered a range of opportunities for investment, especially in areas of energy, agriculture and food processing, pharmaceuticals. He urged upon the Ambassador-designate to make all-out efforts to promote Pakistan’s economic and commercial interests in Hungary and utilize existing institutional mechanisms.
The President said that Pakistan’s location at the cross roads of South, Central and West Asia made it a good strategic and economic partner for Hungary especially in the context of Hungarian policy of “Eastern Opening”.