LHC outlaws word ‘disabled’ for people with visual impairment

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has outlawed the use of word ‘disabled’ for people suffering from visual impairment.
Earlier today, the IHC heard the petition filed related to the employment quota case for those who were suffering from blindness.
A single bench comprising Justice Ali Baqar Najafi heard the petition. He ordered that those suffering from blindness would not be referred to as, disabled, rather they would be called ‘special persons.’

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Hearing a case on a previous plea today, the court asked the Punjab government that those named in the case to submit their answers on the matter.
The Punjab government was also directed by the court to submit an answer on the issue at hand.
The judge at the end of the hearing, remarked that a bad model was being set by allowing people to hold protests on street to seek justice rather than referring to the courts.
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