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SC tells Centre, provinces to implement laws for special persons

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday said the federal and provincial governments should implement laws pertaining to special persons and not compel it to take action against concerned authorities.

As a two-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed heard the case regarding disabled persons in Islamabad, the apex court directed that the court should be apprised about the rehabilitation as well as medical facilities and stipend being provided to the disabled individuals.

“The Center and provinces should provide data about the facilities, complaints, and rehabilitation of disabled people,” the court directed while expressing its dissatisfaction. The secretaries of all four provinces were present during the hearing.

Justice Azmat Saeed asked authorities to tell the court how much of the court’s rulings were implemented in the matter. “If court decisions are not implemented, action will be taken under contempt of court,” he added.

The deputy attorney general said there were local and international laws that needed to be implemented but work was being done for providing facilities.

Justice Azmat Saeed questioned how many complaints were received by the federal capital, to which, a representative of the federal capital replied: “no complaint has been received so far.”

The hearing was then adjourned till March 12.

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