Toilet facilities for disabled persons in commercial building urged
Karachi:Special Assistant to CM Sindh on Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Syed Qasim Naveed Qamar has said that his Department is going to a write a letter to Building Control Authorities, Builders and all other stakeholders asking them to build minimum one toilet in all commercial and public buildings and such toilet should be of size which can accommodate a person on wheelchair and this toilet should be equipped with special features.
This he said while talking to media men, here in an Eid Milan party, arranged at TM Khan. In this Eid Milan Party, MNA Syed Naveed Qamar, MPA Abdul Kareem Soomoro, local leadership of PPP TM Khan, notables of the city and others were also present. He also asked the authorities concerned to make ramps from foot path level to entrance of all commercial and public buildings for easy accessibility through wheel chair that is a mandatory for all buildings other than dwelling houses.
Syed Qasim Naveed Qamar added, ‘ We should behave with special persons like the members of civilized societies because our religion Islam also teaches us to be kind and cooperative with weak, old and special persons’.
To a question, he said that his Department had also taken many initiatives for the welfare of the special persons, appointments were being made on five percent quota, reserved for special persons in public sector, while through a drive, these people were being provided special CNICs in collaboration with NADRA.
‘Private Sector is also bound to provide five percent jobs to special persons in their respective organizations and violation of this rule shall be dealt strictly according to the law’, he concluded.