Friday, September 24, 2021

Punjab human rights minister assures five disabled family members of help


LAHORE: Taking notice on ARY News report about a family with five disabled persons, Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs Punjab Ijaz Alam has announced to help the affected siblings, ARY News reported.

The Punjab human rights minister has also assured the family to help them recover their assets alleged to be seized by some influential people of the area.

He said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government stood by disadvantaged people. He also appreciated ARY News’ efforts for social welfare of masses.

The family has expressed satisfaction over the assurance of the help for the handicapped family members.

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It is also pertinent here to mention that the Lahore High Court (LHC) in a judgement in January this year ordered to replace words like “blind”, “deaf” and “mentally retarded” for persons with disability from Constitution and other legal documents.

Hearing a plea seeking removal of such terms for physically or mentally challenged people in legal documents, Chief Justice LHC Justice Mansoor Ali Shah ordered that words like blind, deaf, dumb, crippled, physically handicapped and mentally retarded should be replaced with special persons.

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