Legal framework, government policies fail to address PWDs’ problems

Legal framework, government policies fail to address PWDs’ problems NEWS Line:- FAISALABAD:- Legal framework and government policies are multiplying the ordeals of persons with disabilities. The successive governments failed to count the persons with disabilities in country, making legislative efforts a futile exercise. The state authorities have turned their deaf ear towards the issues of persons with disabilities. There exists no surveillance mechanism to monitor the implementation of reserved quota. Such observations were expressed by social activists and persons with disabilities in a plenary meeting jointly convened by Association of…

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Government invalidate license of 280 registered NGOs

Government invalidate license of 280 registered NGOs NEWS Line:- ISLAMABAD:- Government turned down license of 280 NGOs working different areas of the country. These NGOs has been ordered to stop working and rolled back all dealings. These licenses were canceled in the early days of this year. These NGOs have been conveyed to stop their operations till March 2019.   According to reports the Government invalidate NGOs were working in different sectors and operational in various areas of Pakistan. The 135 NGOs were Islamabad based, 73 Karachi, 46 Lahore, 12…

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Sikh Heritage Museum be established in Faisalabad

Sikh Heritage Museum be established in Faisalabad AHMED YASEEN:- FAISALABAD:- Punjab Government has decided to establish Sikh Cultural Museum in Faisalabad. The Sikh museum will be established near historical Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar). Punjab government will set up the historical museum and arranged funds for it. The federal institute “Evacuee Property Trust” will arrange land for the project. According to “NEWS Line” Sikh Heritage Museum will be established at the land of old “Gurdwara PUNJA Sahib, Lyallpur”. The land of “Gurdwara PUNJA Sahib Lyallpur” was handed over to the 1st…

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Peoples Assembly Approves Draft Bill for Commission for Minorities’ Rights

Peoples Assembly Approves Draft Bill to establish Commission for Minorities’ Rights NEWS LINE:- Lahore:- A Peoples Assembly under the aegis of Peoples Commission for Minorities’ Rights (PCMR) and Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) discussed a draft bill for establishing a National Commission for Minorities’ Rights here in Lahore. Minority parliamentarians and members of Peoples Commission formed Working Group to solicit support for the legislation for the same. The People Assembly of about 300 participants drawing representation from across the country and cross sections, discussed the draft bill thoroughly and approved…

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PWDs needs more attention of Media as watch-dog

PWDs needs more attention of Media as watch-dog NEWS LINE:- FAISALABAD:- All sectors of life have to work to work the betterment and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities. Media have to be especial focus as watch dog on placement of PWDs’ quota in government departments and educational institutes. It was decided in a “orientational workshop about rights of PWD and responsibilities of society” held under the banner of AWAM in which representatives of NGOs, CBOs and media outlets participated. Director Special Education Pakistan Jawad Afzal, Executive director AWAM Nazia Sardar,…

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