KARACHI - A group of differently-abled people on Sunday held a walk outside Sindh Assembly for implementation of 5 percent job quota.

The police, however, stopped them near Fawara Chowk from proceeding to Sindh Assembly building. The walk, which was staged under the banner of Association for the Welfare of Handicapped Persons, was aimed at pressing the government for providing jobs to disabled persons. Speaking on the occasion, Association President Abdullah Khan Korai said that the association was grateful to Sindh High Court Chief Justice for taking a suo moto action in their favour, but the Sindh government was still reluctant to implement job quota, which was a great injustice.

He asked Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah to fulfill their demand of providing jobs to every special person according to their abilities. “Such walk was also held by the association in 2015 but despite repeated promises by the provincial government, no incentive had yet been provided to the disabled persons,” Korai said. “We are not here to get another false promise like the one got in 2015. As a Pakistani, we also have a right to get jobs as per our abilities and pass respectful life,” Korai said.

Association members said that they were waiting for talks with Sindh Chief Minister and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in front of Sindh Assembly as they were hopeful that today they would not return to Hyderabad without any fruitful results.