LHC bans use of word ‘disabled’ for the blinds
During a hearing of employment quota case for those with visual impairment, the Lahore High Court ordered that those who are suffering from blindness will not be called disabled, rather they will be called ‘special persons.’
While hearing a case on prior plea on Wednesday, the court asked those named in the case to submit their answers on the matter. On the issue at hand, Punjab Government was also directed to submit an answer.
During the hearing, the judge presiding over the case remarked that a bad precedent was being set by allowing people to hold street protests to seek justice rather than referring to the courts.
He further remarked that a new precedent must help to restore the faith in the judicial system of the country.
Lahore High Court has also demanded reply from the federal government over former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s petition for his production order.
A single bench comprising Justice Ali Baqar Najafi heard the petition yesterday.