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MQM Rabita Committee condemns the rejection of proposed bill for the representation of disabled people in assemblies


 Posted on: 2/19/2014
They have termed the action of the Law and Justice Committee deplorable and injustice 
MQM’s Rabita Committee has expressed condemnation of the rejection of a proposed bill for the representation of ‘Special People’ in assemblies by National Assembly’s Standing Committee for ‘Law and Justice. The bill was tabled by MQM.
They have termed the action of the Law and Justice Committee deplorable and injustice. 
In a statement Rabita Committee said, “There are disabled people who are highly educated and skillful. They should be sent to assemblies so they can raise voice for their rights. According to the reports of WHO and NGOs. 15% of our population are disabled people. Five per cent of these people suffer from mental disability. However, 10 per cent disabled people are mentally fit and alert. MQM had raised voice for the representation of disabled people on December 17, 2013.”
‘When MQM presented the bill on December 17, 2013, it was put aside and not discussed in the National Assembly. It again presented the bill for the representation of disabled people on February 4, 2014. The concerned minister forwarded the bill to the ‘Law and Justice Committee’ after discussion in the National Assembly with their comments. A meeting of the committee was convened on February 17. Haq Parast MNA Kishwar Zehra attended the meeting and tried to convince the committee with reasons and facts. However, they rejected the bill saying that their is no place for the disabled people in National Assembly in the constitution. MQM termed it a discriminatory decision, “ Rabita Committee said.
Rabita Committee has demand that the President and Prime Minister should take notice of the rejection of the bill and get this bill passed. This will enable representatives of disabled people to fight for their rights.

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