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Wheelchairs distributed among persons with disabilities

Peshawar

December 9, 2019

TIMERGARA; A welfare organisation based in Lower Dir on Sunday distributed eight wheelchairs among persons with disabilities hailing from the Talash area.

Speaking on the occasion, Member National Assembly (MNA) Syed Mahboob Shah said the provision of basic facilities of life to handicapped persons was the joint responsibility of the state as well as philanthropists.

The function was arranged by ‘Star,’ a welfare organisation at Ziarat Talash to raise awareness for the welfare of persons with disabilities. Syed Mahboob Shah said the government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan was taking concrete measures for the welfare of the special persons. He added that it had raised to 4 per cent the quota fixed for persons with disabilities in government jobs from earlier two per cent.

Fazal Muhammad, chief of the welfare organisation ‘Star’, Managing Director Shakeel Shaheed Foundation Pir Imtiaz, social activists Lajbar Khan Lala, Muhammad Bilal, Muhammad Tahir Altaf and others also spoke on the occasion. The speakers demanded the government to make special arrangements in public hospitals for treatment of special persons besides including chapters on services to humanity in curriculum and to fix monthly stipends for persons with disabilities.