Brief on Protection and Promotion of PWDs’ Rights

The Ministry of Human Rights, lined up with UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, also has introduced the ICT Rights of Persons with Disability Bill, 2018 in the Parliament on 21st December 2018. The Bill specifically proposes equity in the employment for PWDs in the public and private sector without discrimination.  Later the National Assembly of Pakistan passed ‘The ICT Rights of Persons with Disability Act 2020’.

Along with that, Pakistan has worked on several initiatives such as Sehat Sahulat Programme for PWDs, the constitution of National Committee for Implementation of UNCRPD and other international commitments pertaining to disability, conducting Capacity Building Workshops of Provincial as well as Regional Governments (GB and AJK) during 24th June- 31st July 2019, the establishment of Treaty Implementation Cells (TICs) and many more. Read More