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Special assistance programmes for differently-abled persons

The PTI, in its manifesto, says that as part of its expansion of the social safety net, it will "launch special assistance programmes for differently-abled persons" for their better integration into mainstream society.

Source: PTI Manifesto 2018

Updates

April 30, 2020: ICT Rights of Persons with Disability Act lapses (read details)

March 15, 2020: Plan to enable differently-abled children to study in regular schools in KP (read details)

February 21, 2020: SBP working on a plan for differently-abled persons (read details)

February 21, 2020: Govt committed to facilitate differently-abled people, says president (read details)

January 9, 2020: President calls for collective efforts to mainstream differently-abled (read details)

December 3, 2019: Govt committed to protect PWDs’ rights, says Mazari (read details)

December 3, 2019: Kamal promises facilities for differently-abled (read details)

Aug 17, 2019: PM launches health plan for people with disabilities (read more)

Aug 2, 2019: Pakistan’s motorways to be equipped with facilities for elderly, disabled travelers (read details)

July 26, 2019: Govt creating awareness of laws to ensure rights of differently-abled people, says Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen Mazari. (read details)

July 5, 2019: Persons with disabilities to get 100pc coverage under Sehat Insaf Card Scheme, says Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza. (read details)

June 28, 2019: 500 Kifalat Marakiz will be set up and disabled persons will be provided with assistive aids. (read details)

June 19, 2019: NA subcommittee approves draft of the Islamabad Capital Territory Rights of Persons with Disability Bill 2018. (read details)

June 8, 2019: Differently-abled persons to be provided health coverage, free assistive devices, says Dr Nishtar. (read details)

May 20, 2019: NA panel approves the Disabled Persons Employment and Rehabilitation Bill. (read details)

April 19, 2019: PM Imran approves an expansion in the Sehat Sahulat Programme for all permanently disabled individuals and their families. (read more)

April 3, 2019: PM tells CDA to ensure facilities for disabled citizens. (read details)

Mar 27, 2019: Persons with disabilities will be given facilities such as special sticks, wheelchairs, crutches and whatever equipment they may require, says PM Imran. (read details)

Mar 27, 2019: 20 centres to be opened for persons with disabilities in the underdeveloped districts, says PM Khan. (read details)

Feb 07, 2019: Special persons must be facilitated in capital’s development: PM Khan (read details)

Jan 22, 2019: Measures are being taken to ensure the rights of people with disabilities, says Dr Shireen Mazari. (read details)

Jan 22, 2019: Human rights ministry seeks provinces’ data for disability policies, database (read details)

Jan 13, 2019: HEC to provide electric wheelchairs to disabled students, says official (read details)

Jan 5, 2019: HEC to provide wheelchairs to handicapped students (read details)

Dec 3, 2018: KP CM announces increase in govt job quota for special persons (read details)

Dec 3, 2018: Persons with disabilities will be facilitated, says Shafqat Mehmood. (read details)

Dec 3, 2018: PM Imran vows to transform lives of differently-abled persons (read details)

Dec 2, 2018: Efforts on to provide facilities to persons with disabilities: official. (read details)

Nov 26, 2018: Punjab approves system for online registration of disabled, SC told (read details)