KARACHI:The Vice Chancellor of Karachi University, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ajmal Khan, has said that globally disabled people have proved that they are an important part of society who could also equally share their experience in the socio-economic uplift of the country if given a chance.
Pakistan and other countries needed to recognize that special education was an integral part of the system meant for general education, and any attempts to separate special children from others may lead to stigma.
He was addressing the participants of a walk organized by the Department of Special Education, University of Karachi, in connection with the International White Cane Safety Day, an official of the institution said on Tuesday.
“We need a public policy reflecting the philosophy that all children need education,” he said, adding that there was a need to really develop a relationship between general and special education and not to turn it wasteful and counter-productive.
The mission of White Cane Day is to educate the world about blindness and how the blind and visually impaired can live and work independently while giving back to their communities, to celebrate the abilities and successes achieved by blind people in a sighted world and to honor the many contributions being made by the blind and visually impaired, the Vice-Chancellor added.