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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Helping hand: Govt urged to promote physical activities for disabled : PESHAWAR

The Pakistan Association of the Blind (PAB) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) chapter has asked the provincial government to ensure the provision of recreational activities for physically challenged people so they can have an active social life.

Pakistan Association of the Blind president points out that only 2% quota in civil service jobs for the disabled.

Addressing a news conference at Peshawar Press Club on Saturday, PAB-K-P President Qarid Saad Noor said they were disappointed with the government for not organising sports activities for the disabled.

“Sports Minister Mahmood Khan and concerned authorities do not listen to us and did not even help organise a programme at Nishtar Hall,” he said. In the presence of other  association members, Noor maintained that “Both local and national institutions concerned with dealing with visually-impaired people are taking players in cricket teams at various levels who do not qualify in the category.”

He added that a case in point is the 2% quota in civil service jobs for the disabled.

Source : The Express Tribune, April 6th, 2014.

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