Islamabad: According to news reports, Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Amir Ali Ahmed urged competent officials to make various sectors of Islamabad more accessible to those with special needs on Wednesday (December 15). President Arif Alvi himself gave the orders in this manner.

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In the first phase, the CDA will establish a welcoming atmosphere in F-6 Markaz for people with disabilities (PWD). In the coming phase, the civic government will supply the same in I-8 Markaz and Aabpara Market. A committee will be constituted to study and identify the requirements of PWDs in this regard. Architectural provisions will be made based on their recommendations.

Members of the CDA board, officials from the White House, teachers from Comsat University’s Architecture Department, and representatives from NUST University and the National Council of Arts met to make these judgments.

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The government has agreed to make data collecting on persons with disabilities mandatory in the 2022 census, in yet another PWD-related action. ‘Inclusive Census 2022’ will be the name of the census. The data acquired will be used to establish a national policy to protect and ensure the welfare of people with disabilities. Pakistan will also join the second Global Disability Summit in Oslo, Norway in February 2022, according to sources.

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