QUETTA: President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday asserted that the resources were distributed on the basis of the population under NFC award, adding that the federal government was committed to removing the sense of deprivation from Balochistan.
The President expressed these views while presiding over a meeting on rehabilitation of special persons here at Governor House in Quetta. The meeting also considered issues related to capacity building of the Social Welfare Department.
First Lady Begum Samina Arif Alvi, Governor Balochistan Syed Zahoor Agha, Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, Chief Secretary Mathar Niaz Rana and WHO Representative Maryam Malik were also present in the meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, the President asserted that it was important to make disabled persons useful citizens of the society and for this purpose, the scope of Vocational Training Centers had to be expanded.
President Alvi said that disabled persons had an important part of the society, adding they needed to be made skilled so that they could earn respectable employment and play their role in the development of the country.
Earlier in the day, President Dr Arif Alvi arrived in Quetta on a two-day visit. First Lady Begum Samina Arif Alvi was also accompanied by the President.
Governor Balochistan Syed Zahoor Agha, Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran, Chief Secretary Balochistan Mathar Niaz, IG Police Rai Tahir, Provincial Ombudsman Nazar Baloch and other senior officials received the President and Begum Samina Alvi at Quetta Airport.
After arrival, President Dr, Arif Alvi met Governor Balochistan Syed Zahoor Ahmed Agha and Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo at Governor House.