ISLAMABAD - Announcing jobs for the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in the Ministry of Interior, the Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik stated soon a society for the disabled persons both civilians and officials who became disabled in the line of duty against war on terror be announced for their welfare.

He also announced Pride of Performance Award for Farhat Abbas of Pakistan Special for his dedicated services for the cause of disabled people of Pakistan. He was speaking in a ceremony held at National Library of Pakistan, on Thursday for paying homage and tribute to gallant and valiant heroes of police force, who became injured or disabled against war on terror.

Besides Federal Interior Minister the ceremony was attended by Inspector General of Police Islamabad Mr Binyamin, Deputy Inspector General of Police Zulfiqar Cheema, SSP Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa Umar Hayyat and Director General Special Education Mustafain Kazmi. The event was organised by Monthly Pakistan Special in collaboration with International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP).  Rehman Malik said that in near future he is going to formulate a policy for providing jobs to the jobless disabled persons in his ministry so that their miseries could be minimized. He urged all the philanthropists to come forward and help out the marginalized segment of the society.

He appreciated the efforts of Pakistan Special in organizing the mega event for the cause of disability. He also announced Pride of Performance Award for Farhat Abbas for dedicating his services for the welfare, awareness and uplift of disabled community of Pakistan. He offered his services either as a Federal Minister or in his private capacity for the cause of disability movement in Pakistan.    

Meanwhile, in another event Persons with Disabilities presented a colourful cultural fashion show  ‘Missing Models of Pakistan’ for the first time in the history of Pakistan. Attired in beautiful traditional costumes, 40 models of Persons With Disabilities performed beautifully on the ram. Wife of US Ambassador to Pakistan, Dr. Marilyn Wyatt, was chief guest at the show, jointly organized by Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP), Monthly Pakistan Special, International Labour Organization, and Directorate General of Special Education.

Speaking at a fashion show Dr. Wyatt noted her personal interest in disability rights as the mother, the sister, and the sister-in-law of persons with disabilities.  Dr. Wyatt congratulated Pakistan for ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities this year. Dr. Wyatt said the Convention is a powerful tool for promoting human rights and supporting the inclusion of disabled people into Pakistan’s workplaces, communities, and future.