HYDERABAD: The people with disabilities faced major inconvenience Friday when they were made to climb stairs for the job interviews they were called for by the Sindh government.
“There should either have been a lift here or the programme should have been arranged on the ground floor,” said a candidate who had come to Shahbaz Building in Hyderabad for an interview.
Shahbaz Building is the district secretariat of Hyderabad where offices of various government departments are situated.
Over 300 people were called for the job interviews, most of whom were on wheelchairs, therefore, going up to the first floor was no easier than climbing a mountain for them.
Some managed to go up the stairs with the help of relatives accompanying them while others were given a hand by the police personnel deployed for security at office of the deputy commissioner in the building.
However, not everyone present for the interview was a person with disability, said a candidate.
While expressing anger towards the government, a candidate said even those who did not deserve the jobs were being appointed. According to her, normal people had also applied for the jobs reserved on a quota for people with disabilities.
Pakistan has many cities where buildings and overall infrastructure lack the facilities to assist mobility of people with disabilities.-Web Desk