President Dr Arif Alvi says the social and economic mainstreaming of the persons with disabilities (PWDs) is inevitable for progress of the country.

During a meeting with a delegation of Chal Foundation headed by Chairman Feroz Ahmed in Islamabad today, he said the needs of the PWDs could be overcome by providing assistive technology and artificial limbs.

The President also called for steps to ensure indigenous production of quality and affordable assistive technology and artificial limbs for facilitation of the PWDs.

He emphasized practical and policy-level measures to make the PWDs productive citizens of the country.

The President lauded the Chal Foundation’s role for welfare, rehabilitation and facilitation of the differently-abled-persons.

The members of the delegation apprised the president of the steps taken by the Foundation for betterment of the PWDs including the provision of artificial limbs and assistive technology.

The delegation also apprised the president of different projects being undertaken by the Foundation as well as the needs of the PWDs.

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