ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday directed the Capital Administration Authority (CDA) to ensure that people with special needs are provided necessary facilities.
A written order from the Prime Minister’s Office stated: “In order to ensure safe and easy access to persons with disabilities, the prime minister has been pleased to desire that Capital Development Authority (CDA) shall take immediate measures to make all public places/buildings in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) as disabled friendly through provision of necessary infrastructure including ramps, lifts, toilets etc.”
The order said Mr Khan also wants for all new public areas and buildings in the capital to be designed and constructed in a manner that addresses the special needs of people with disabilities.
“CDA shall also ensure provision of the same facilities in private buildings within its jurisdiction,” it added. Mr Khan said the CDA should take further action on a priority basis and keep the PMO informed of its progress every month.
Published in Dawn, April 4th, 2019