Islamabad: 03 March 2020-In the pursuit of a barrier-free Embassy and for better accessibility of physically handicapped persons visiting the Embassy premises, the Embassy of Japan, after installing a slope at the entrance of main building last September, has now installed an electric wheelchair lift for the stairs at the entrance of consular building.
An unveiling ceremony to this effect was held on Tuesday 3rd March. H.E. MATSUDA Kuninori, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan and Mr. Muhammad Shafiq Ur Rehman, President of Milestone Society for the Special Persons, who was invited as guest of honor, inaugurated the newly installed electric wheelchair lift.
The installation of the lift for wheelchairs realizes a more convenient and accessible Embassy and enables physically handicapped persons more easily to apply for a visa.
Ambassador MATSUDA Kuninori, while speaking on the occasion stated that the Embassy of Japan, is continuing to provide support for persons with disabilities in Pakistan.
“Physically handicapped persons deserve more attention and support and Japan will continue helping them to become an active part of the society”. We would like to recognize this importance especially Japan is going to host Paralympics 2020 in Tokyo this summer, said Ambassador MATSUDA.
Mr. Muhammad Shafiq Ur Rehman, President of Milestone Society for the Special Persons, expressing his views at the unveiling ceremony said that he is very delighted as his long-time dream has come true after the installation of an electric wheelchair lift for physically handicapped person’s barrier free entry inside the consular building. He thanked the Ambassador for taking his personal interest into this longstanding request that has led to the early completion of the project.