CM okays steps to issue driving licences to hearing-impaired persons

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said various countries are issuing driving licences to persons with hearing impairment.He has directed Chief Secretary Sindh Mumtaz Shaikh to seek an opinion from the driving licence branch and the traffic police and then make necessary amendments in the law so that persons with hearing impairment could be issued driving licences.The chief minister in a letter to the chief secretary has said that persons with hearing impairment form a sizeable number of the Pakistani population with disabilities who are living an active life, earning a livelihood and playing an important role in the progress of Pakistan.He said that Article 25 of the constitution guarantees equality of citizens before law and entitles the people to equal protection of law with no discrimination on any basis, while Article 18 guarantees the freedom of trade, business or profession.He added that following the spirit of the supreme law of land, the newly promulgated…

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