Lahore – Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayyaz Sadiq today hinted at new legislation to help protect special persons saying that they are an assets of the country and all segments of society are duty bound to act for them. 

He was speaking at the 12th annual mela of Lahore Businessmen Association for Rehabilitation of Disabled (LABARD) here at Ghulam Gilani Park (Race Course Park). LABARD President & Member National Assembly Pervez Malik, LCCI Vice President Nasir Saeed, Chinese Consul General Yu Boren, US Consul General in Lahore Zachary Harkenrider, Provincial Minister for Special Education Asif Saeed Manais, high government officials and people from different walks of life were present on the occasion to share bliss with the special kids.

Over 5000 special children took part in 12th LABARD Mela where the people belonging to all walks of life including trade, industry, politics and academia expressed solidarity with the physically challenged children.

Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayyaz Sadiq said that the government will consider new legislation for the physically challenged people and would allocate maximum resources to facilitate them. He said that LABARD and the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry deserve appreciation as because of their joint efforts, LABARD has become national identity at global level.

The LCCI Vice President Nasir Saeed said that there is a need to launch specific programmes for training and education of disabled persons. He said that the special persons possess God gifted qualities but we all should make collective efforts for enhancing their skills so that they could become useful members of the society.

The special children belonging to various institutions took part in different activities at the Mela, jointly organized by the LABARD and Parks & Horticulture Authority