LAHORE - Justice Shahid Karim of the Lahore High Court yesterday directed the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) to facilitate the disable visitors of Cosmopolitan Club in Bagh-i-Jinnah.

The judge Karim passed this order on a petition filed by Muhammad Tanvir Ibrahim.

The petitioner through his counsel Sheraz Zaka argued that parliamentarians were allowed to take their vehicles to the last entrance of the cosmopolitan club. Whereas, he said, there were no pick and drop facility for the disabled persons and they were not allowed to enter the park and club in their cars.

The counsel for PHA argued that if the petition was allowed, the government had to provide the required facility in all parks.

Justice Karim said if parliamentarians could enjoy the facility then why not the disabled.

The judge directed the PHA to provide pick and drop facility on permanent basis for the disabled persons keeping into consideration Article 9 of the Constitution. The judge directed the park authorities to provide facilities to disable persons and disposed of the petition.