PROTEST BY SAAYA ASSOCIATION AND CIVIL SOCIETY AGAINST REFUSAL OF ALLOCATION OF SEATS IN ASSEMBLIES AND SENATE

The protest organized by Saaya Association and civil society under the umbrella of Community Based Inclusive Development CBID Network throughout the country on 27th Feb, 2014 to express their disappointment from the current Government and showed their unity to refuse the consent of standing committee (Law & Justice). Persons with Disability thanked to all the media personals for their time and presence. They said in their speeches that the persons with disabilities have struggled from last many year to move the bill of reserve seats at parliament and senate. Unfortunately, standing committee (law & Justice) could not realized and recognized the need of persons with disabilities and therefore rejected the bill, and confiscated our rights to come forward and work for Inclusive Society. They also shared that it is the basic right of Persons with disability to be rehabilitated, employed and empowerment according to the ordinance 1981, but the government has proven that we are not even in the list of consideration, to be empowered. It is not the persons with disability it is acutely the 15% of total population of Pakistan. They also said that we will not stop to get our rights as we are not expecting anything from the government and in the last we called the 17th Feb, 2014 a Black Day of Pakistan for Persons with Disabilities. Persons with disabilities also thanked to those political party, who supported this bill.