KARACHI - Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair has assured visually impaired individuals to help ensure prompt and proper implementation of 5 percent job quota for disabled in the province.

Addressing a certificate distribution ceremony organised by Amigos Welfare Trust for Blind at the Governor House here Thursday evening, the governor said many of the people with physical disabilities had been able to acquire education and training on basis of sheer hard work.

“This particular section of the society with needed qualification must definitely be accommodated in public sector and be also provided ample opportunities in private organizations and companies,” he said.

Responding to the submissions made by Anwar Masih, President, Amigos Welfare Trust, he said these disadvantaged people are, under all conditions, an integral part of our society as such we must encourage and facilitate them.

Anwar Masih on the occasion discussed in detail the services offered through the platform of Trust and mentioned that nine of the visually impaired trained by his organization have been provided job by the provincial local government.

Thanking, Advocate Nadeem Shaikh of another NGO Justice Helpline for his efforts for the cause, he said a petition for employment of 61 highly qualified individuals, suffering from blindness, has also been filed with the Sindh High Court.

Sindh Governor appreciated Amigos Welfare Trust for establishing online digital library and a website for visually impaired with equal attention towards their capacity building to use the available facilities.

“This is real empowerment as the target population has been helped to become computer literate and make optimum use of digital library as well as the website,” he said appreciating that computer training institute established by the Trust has helped many of the visually impaired to operate computers with the help of screen readers.

It is again a major achievement as visually impaired can now also download and hear books including text books thus capable to continue with their studies.

“Establishment of printing press for transcribing and printing books mainly in braille format is again a major service of the Amigos Welfare Trust for Blind,” he said. Muhammad Zubair appreciated local philanthropists and donors for their support to the Trust working for a much warranted cause.