Accommodations Wanted for Transgender, People with Disabilities – Journal

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LAKKI MARWAT: The Coalition for Inclusive Pakistan (CIP), a forum of rights activists, has called on the government to ensure the availability of ramps in government and private buildings and provide jobs for people with disabilities, transgender people and to women.

The request was made at a convention held at the Bannu Press Club on Wednesday.

Deputy Commissioner Attaullah Khan, District Electoral Commissioner Habibur Rehman and Press Club Chairman Mohammad Alam Khan were also present for the occasion.

“The government has issued clear instructions regarding the construction of ramps in all buildings for the disabled and there is a need to implement these instructions in letter and spirit,” said social activist Faizur Rehman.

He urged the government to improve the living conditions of marginalized communities.

The Assistant Commissioner has said on occasion that ramps have been built in many government buildings to facilitate entry for people with disabilities.

He said a separate desk would be set up for women at relevant outlets under the Ehsaas scheme.

The District Election Commissioner said steps have been taken to enable transgender people, people with disabilities and women to exercise their right to vote with dignity.

He said the ECP had ensured that all polling stations were accessible to voters, especially people with disabilities and the elderly.

Mr. Alam also urged the government to give proper representation to transgender people, people with disabilities and women on police department dispute resolution boards.

Posted in Dawn, March 24, 2022

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