Political participation of Persons with disabilities at the local government level is laudable
Political participation of Persons with disabilities at the local government level is laudable. Abid Lashari
The Disabled became part of decision-making at the local level. Akram Khaskheli
Nawabshah: A training workshop on ensuring political participation of persons with disabilities was organized by Pakistan US Alumni Network under the chair of Mr. Abid Lashari. On the occasion the coordinator of the project, Mr. Abid Lashari, said that appointing councilors through reserved seats for the persons with disabilities in the Local Government is a commendable act and a good move by the Sindh government. Hundreds of disabled people have become a part of practical local politics and decision-making process. The Disability Rights Act 2018 Government of Sindh guarantees political participation as well as the protection of all rights of persons with disabilities. Mr. Akram Khaskheli President Hari Welfare Association said that allocating councilor seats for disabled people in the Local Government ACT amendment bill 2021 was a big step through which people with disabilities became part of decision-making at the local level. Before that, disabled persons were excluded from politics, deprived of the right to participate in politics. Mr. Tariq Channar said that there is a lack of information and awareness among disabled people due to which the disabled youth are not able to get the right of political participation. Political parties should encourage the disabled in their political participation and action and ensure their political participation by forming a special wing of the person with disabilities in the local organization. Ms. Asma Munir, Mr. Manthar Magsi, Mr. Dilamrad Mari, Mr. Murtaza Mughairi and others also spoke on the occasion.