I have always watched the disabled people protesting on television channels and in newspapers for their rights. The number of qualified persons with disabilities is very low in Pakistan. But they do not receive suitable jobs. It is the absolute exploitation and prejudice with person with disabilities. It is the primary responsibility of the Islamic welfare state that the government delivered their rights to the doorstep of home.
Skilled and Educated disabled persons need government jobs. Disabled persons were being deprived of their due and suitable right; there would be no special person jobless if the fixed quota was implemented. Special persons need suitable jobs according to their qualifications in government institutions in order to prevent ourselves from becoming a burden on their family and society and do not need charity. The funding given to the local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) by the government and International institutions was not spent for the wellbeing of the disabled persons, but instead it was misused by the NGOs.
Special persons clearly believe that there are many vacancies lying vacant in the government departments including teachers posts but disabled persons are not being recruited on such posts and jobs are being given on preferred and favoritism basis. To take notice of this serious matter with the purpose of provides special persons their basic right.
The Government of Pakistan should at least take concrete steps to provide government jobs to educated special people. Those who have fake degrees reach the parliament. We have genuine degrees but are deprived of our right. It is also the clear violation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which has been signed by 153 countries including Pakistan, which on 5th of July, became one of 107 countries to have ratified it. The most fundamental principle of the convention is to change society attitude towards person with disabilities by making it more inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based.
Moreover, Children with disabilities are consistently denied access to health, education and social services or social works. Simultaneously, they are often excluded from opportunities to participate in their group of people, their respective communities and are more susceptible to violence and maltreatment.
Consequently, it is the most important responsibility of our state to provide an inclusive environment and facilities to ensure their fundamental rights. It is also the duty of generous contributor to come forward and play their role to established institutions for the disabled people, mostly in the forgotten rural areas. I hope that the present government will consider the basic rights of person with disabilities.