Pakistan

LAHORE (Staff Report) – The Lahore High court (LHC) held in favor of a visually impaired person on Friday, who was earlier denied work as an educator by the Punjab Education Department.

Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah took up the case for hearing and directed secretary education Punjab to employ the applicant with immediate effect.

“Special importance is given to the disabled persons throughout the world, but in our country they are ignored”,  the presiding judge said while hearing the case.

Earlier, petitioner Hafiz Junaid Mehmood pleaded that he had passed the test and the interview with the Education Department Punjab in connection with the post of an educator.

However, he had been informed that there was no policy in place to accommodate disabled persons. He said that it is constitutional obligation of the state to ensure people are not discriminated against on the basis of their disabilities.

On this, The Lahore High Court (LHC) had directed Punjab government to evolve policy within one month for providing jobs to disabled persons who meet the recruitment criteria.