KARACHI - The Sindh Special Education Department will establish its centres to impart education to special children in Manghopir and Keamari.

This was stated by Special Assistant to Sindh Chief Minister on Special Education Rehana Leghari while replying to queries during questions and answers session in the Sindh Assembly. Responding to a question on number of colleges and functional centres of special education department in the province, Rehana Legari said there is only one college in Hyderabad and that is functional and currently there are approximately 45 students enrolled in the college.

She further said that at the time of establishment of the department in 2011 there were only 20 centres for special education at district and divisional levels which have now increased to 50 centres.

Replying to a question regarding foreign aid for the department, she said that no foreign aid has been received from any country or institution to run the centres. Providing details of vehicles under the control of the department on a question, she said that out of 137 vehicles in three regional directorates there are 96 vehicles in working condition and the remaining vehicles require major repairs to become road worthy. Adding that requisition for new vehicles has also been sent for the approval. Replying to another question, she said that the total enrolment of special students in Sindh is around 2900 to 3000.

Answering a question on ghost teachers, she said that there are no ghost employees in the department.