PR No. 121 Islamabad: August 14, 2017


A special event was held at the National Institute of Special Education to celebrate the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan. The event was attended by the students of institutes of special education and public institutes working under the Federal Directorate of Education. Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry was the chief guest at the event.

Students who were dressed in green and white clothes presented national songs which were well appreciated by the audience. Defying their physical incapability, special children were at the fore front of all the performances and collected accolades from the speakers.

In his address, Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said that celebrating the 70th Independence Day of country with special children was his conscious decision as he wanted to make a statement that physically and mentally challenged persons are a valuable component of the society. He said that Independence Day is a time to reflect and ponder upon the past and make new resolutions for the future.

The Minister said that he greatly value the patriotic sentiments of the youth of Pakistan and is of the firm belief that the new generation of Pakistan will lead the country to heights of successes.

Throwing light on the sacrifices made by our fore-fathers at the time of independence the Minister said that it is outstanding obligation upon us that we all should work with devotion and dedication to make the country a land of our fore-fathers’ vision.

Dr. Tariq said that the Government’s resolve at this Independence Day is to eradicate the menace of terrorism, end load-shedding, provide respectable jobs to the youth and spread education through the length and breadth of the country.


He informed the audience that five buses have been provided to the public sector special education and training institutes of Islamabad with a total cost of Rs. Thirty Five million. Two of these buses are with additional customized facilities to facilitate the travel of physically handicapped persons.


The Minister also said that Rs. 100 million has been provided the renovation and physical upgradation of the educational and training institutes of special education under the Prime Minister Education Reform Program. Work on these institutes has already been in progress and will be completed within the next 2-3 weeks, he added.


Earlier the Minister attended the flag-hoisting and cake-cutting ceremony with the children.

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