Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed all ministries to finalise special arrangements to facilitate handicapped and old persons.
According to media reports, the Ministry of Communications has already begun complying with PM’s instructions and has sent letters to National Highways Authority (NHA) officials, transport companies and IG motorways to start executing the PM orders.
Under the directives, pertaining authorities are to provide special ease to all handicapped and aged passengers at rest houses situated on all highways and motorways across Pakistan. Construction of ramps in all washrooms and resting areas is mandatory along with the provision of wheelchairs at specific locations.
Special seats are also to be reserved for them in transport vehicles.
People with physical impairments and the elderly have often suffered at public places due to lack of such facilities. It is warming to see the government cater to their needs and facilitate them.