President Dr Arif Alvi has on Tuesday said the government is striving to uplift living standard of special persons across Pakistan.
Addressing a distribution ceremony of wheelchairs among special persons in Islamabad, the President said the present government under the Ehsaas programme is providing financial assistance to the special persons on monthly basis which is receiving international appreciation.
One hundred wheelchairs were distributed by an Azerbaijan NGO on the occasion.
Dr Arif Alvi said the Chairman Capital Development Authority has assured that walking facilities for such people will be established on all footpaths of Islamabad till March next year.
Speaking during the ceremony, Azerbaijan Ambassador to Islamabad Ali Alizada said his country attaches great importance to the existing ties between the two countries.
He thanked the President and organizers for their unmatched support.
Earlier, President Alvi had condemned terrorists’ attack on FC check post in Harnai area of Balochistan.
In a statement on Sunday, President Alvi had expressed grief over the martyrdom of FC officials. He prayed higher status for the martyred in heaven and commiserated with the bereaved families.
Terrorist fire raid on Frontier Corps Balochistan post in Sharig , Harnai, Balochistan.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), during intense exchange of fire, seven brave soldiers embraced martyrdom while repulsing raiding terrorists.