Some 142 disabled including blind have been recruited in government and private departments to provide them opportunity to earn livelihood, said District Coordination Officer (DCO)Talat Mehmood Gondal here Friday.
Chairing a meeting to review the process of recruiting the disabled, he said adequate facilities are being provided to the disabled by the Punjab government and directed the officials to ensure payment of their salaries in time.
He said that data is also being collected on vacant positions in different departments.
He said the recruited have been hired in Education, Agriculture, TMA, Health, Social Welfare, Fatima Jinnah University and Koh i Noor Textile Mills. He said all recruitments had been done on merit. Director Social Welfare Aslam Maitala,President Blind Association Nabeel Satti and officials attended the meeting.—APP