President‚ PM reiterate Govt’s commitment for welfare of elderly people

President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf have reiterated the government’s commitment to continue working for the welfare and protection of elderly people.
In their separate message on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons‚ they said Islam enjoins upon its followers to show utmost respect and reverence for the older persons.
The President said through concerted efforts by all‚ the private and the public sector‚ we can make the lives of elderly more comfortable and meaningful.
The President appreciated valuable services of all those‚ who are involved in promoting the cause of welfare of the aged people.
The Prime Minister said media‚ religious scholars‚ and educational institutions have a huge responsibility to sensitize young generation about rights and privileges of senior citizens.
He said the day highlights the rights of older persons and our obligations at individual and collective level to make sure that their rights are fulfilled.

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