LAHORE – Former Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that no society can truly make progress without fully integrating the special persons in the system.
He said this while during his visit to the Oasis School, Pakistan’s first fully equipped school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and with special needs on Friday.
The former CM said his family never used charity projects as a means to attain political mileage as the family firmly believes it unfair to do so.
Shahbaz said when he took over, the budget for Special Education was extremely low but in the last five years, the PML– N government not only made substantial raise in the budget but also inducted more teachers in the institutions for special education and ensured proper transportation service to cater to the needs of these children.
He also encouraged the people to contribute resources and give time to the education of special children across Pakistan. He lauded the efforts of the Oasis School CEO Ayesha Haroon for running a visionary institute to help make special children constructive citizens of the society.