LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday has ordered the relevant authorities to include a column about ‘handicapped’ people in the Census data collection form.
Chief Justice of LHC, Syed Mansoor Ali Shah ruled over the petition filed by Shafeeq-ur Rahaman regards to the matter, reported Dunya News.
In his remarks, the chief justice cleared out that the safety of disabled persons is extremely essential and that they cannot be ignored in the upcoming census at any cost.
Syed Mansoor Ali Shah professed that if the number of disabled and transgender people in our society is found out; we will certainly do a huge favour to certain groups of a society.
The court subsequently ordered the concerned departments to add the column in the form.