PBS to collect data about special persons through surveys

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Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has conveyed commitment with Ministry of Human Rights to collect data on Persons with Disabilities through their upcoming surveys including Pakistan Labor Force Survey and Pakistan Social and Living Standard Measurement.
It was stated by Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen M. Mazari in written reply to a question taken up in National Assembly regarding non-compilation of correct data of people with disabilities in the country and implementation on official job quota by the Federal and Provincial Governments.
The minister said that Ministry of Human Rights has taken notice of non-compilation of correct data; however, non availability of data does not restrict the implementation of existing job quota reserved for employment of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).
She said that Ministry of Human Rights is cognizant of significance of data about disabled persons and efforts have been made for availability of accurate and reliable data on PWDs.—APP