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Punjab approves Disabilities Act for protection of differently-abled persons

09:51 AM | 2 Jan, 2023
Punjab approves Disabilities Act for protection of differently-abled persons
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LAHORE – Punjab Assembly has enacted the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Act 2021 to protect differently-abled persons in the country’s most populous region.

The landmark legislation ensured the inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities by making them an effective part of the community.  

The Disabilities Act guarantees safeguards for disabled persons as anyone who ridicules them will face jail time of at least two years and a fine of Rs1 lac.

Last year in February, The Lahore High Court (LHC) directed the provincial administration to implement the act to protect the fundamental rights of persons with disabilities.

With the new legislation, disabled persons will be able to take part in elections; special courts will be formed for their proceedings while discrimination against disabled people in public transport will be a punishable offense. Parking for disabled people has also been made free in public places.

The act also covered enrollment in educational institutions besides special health facilities in hospitals.

Persons with disabilities (PWDs) will now have full rights to inherit property and a special quota will be allocated in all state-run institutions for employment.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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