The apex court of the country has directed the federal and provincial governments to ensure that the fundamental rights of the disabled persons were not ignored. As per the details, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered to facilitate the disabled persons in the country by building ramps and other related facilities of their comfort.
A bench of the top court headed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Justice Gulzar Ahmad and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan has announced the judgment on a petition filed in the Supreme Court in 2013, seeking enforcement of the fundamental rights of handicapped persons.
In an 11-page judgment, authored by Justice Ahsan, the top court has directed the federal government and the provincial governments to advertise vacant posts falling in the employment quota of the disabled persons and also ensure that the successful candidates were appointed on the post against the regional quotas of the areas they belong to.
It is pertinent to mention here that the petition was filed by one of the members of the Disability Movement in the country through their lawyers Raheel Kamran Shaikh and others. In the petition, they appealed that the disabled persons were being denied their fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the country.
The verdict announced by the Supreme Court directed “all development authorities to ensure enforcement of quota in allotment of residential plots and houses as provided under relevant laws.”