President directs stakeholders streamline and expedite the registration of PWDs
President approves appointments in CII
President Dr Arif Alvi has asked the relevant stakeholders to expedite the process of registration of persons with disabilities (PWDs) as well as devise a mechanism to classify various disabilities. He said that it was imperative to streamline and expedite the registration of PWDs to ensure the protection of their rights. The President stated that disability certificates were essential for DAPs enabling them to benefit from social protection schemes of the government like the Ehsaas Program. He made these remarks while chairing a follow-up meeting on the registration of differently-abled people (DAPs). The meeting was attended by SAPM on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (NHSR&C), Dr Faisal Sultan, Secretary NHSR&C, Mr Aamir Ashraf Khawaja, Special Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mr Sher Alam Mehsud, Chairman NADRA, Brig (R) Khalid Latif and other senior officials of the government. The Ministry of NHSR&C and NADRA briefed the meeting about the progress regarding the registration of PWDs. The Chairman NADRA, Brig (R) Khalif Latif informed the meeting that his organization had registered 80,000 PWDs since January 2021. He said that NADRA would extend full support to the registration process of DAPs. The President asked the Ministries of Human Rights, NHSR&C and NADRA to facilitate DAPs by providing them disability certificates on regular basis. He also advised the concerned stakeholders to coordinate with the provincial governments to identify areas for registration of PWDs.
President Dr. Arif Alvi says the government will not apply the National Reconciliation Ordinance in the corruption cases as the people want the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to go after the corrupt elements.
In an interview with a private news channel, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan is disappointed and frustrated because of the way corruption cases prolonged and no verdicts were handed down despite the presence of evidence.
The President said Prime Minister Imran Khan is the biggest advocate against Islamophobia and he took up the issue of caricatures published in France.
He said the Parliament has an important role, and the government and opposition should sit together on issues of foreign affairs, price hikes and electoral reforms.
He said electronic voting machines should be used in the next election.
To a question, the President said action against different mafias, including land grabbers, sugar and water mafias is very difficult but the government would succeed at the end.
He said due to the government’s efforts the economy is improving and there is growth in various sectors