Shahzada Irfan Ahmed November 2, 2014 Leave a comment
Lack of interest of the government in law-making for the elderly adds to their problems
Looking into history, it becomes obvious that the governments have not developed policies that may help the older people to remain active and capable of achieving their potential, for themselves and for society. Lawmakers may have made promises to adopt policies to facilitate their needs — but promises are not always kept.
PNCA, that has retired bureaucrats, along with others, among its office-bearers, proposed changes in existing laws. But there is no breakthrough yet.
Farooqi says the government must realise that legal framework is more important than allocating billions in funds like those meant for building old homes in the province. "The government," he says, "must pass the law and set up the council which shall decide whether there is need for old houses or not. It can go for old homes only if the council approves them."