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Special assistance programmes for differently-abled persons

The promise is a part of the PTI's planned expansion of the social safety net.
Updated 09 Aug, 2021 03:07pm

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

June 21, 2021: President launches SBP policy for persons with disabilities (read details)

May 28, 2021: 18-40 yr old differently-abled transgender persons to be given Rs2000 monthly in Punjab (read details)

May 5, 2021: Registration of differently-abled people crucial to ensure facilities are provided, says Samina Alvi (read details)

April 15, 2021: 2pc of Rehmatul-Lil Alameen scholarships to be given to differently-abled persons (read details)

April 5, 2021: Special counter for Covid-19 vaccination of differently-abled persons set up in capital (read details)

March 8, 2021: PM Imran says widows, differently-abled persons to be given preference when implementing housing programme (read details)

January 25, 2021: NA body proposes policy changes to import duty-free cars for differently-abled persons (read details)

January 18, 2021: Special children should be educated as per individual needs: Samina Alvi (read details)

December 29, 2020: Differently-abled persons deserve access to education, jobs as right not charity, says Alvi (read details)

December 9, 2020: Alvi voices concern over lack of data about differently-abled people (read details)

December 4, 2020: SBP assures Alvi of supporting persons with disabilities (read details)

December 3, 2020: PM announces stipend for families of persons with disabilities under new Ehsaas policy (read details)

November 12, 2020: ICT Rights of Persons with Disability Act already passed, Mazari informs gathering (read details)

October 27, 2020: No stipend for people with disabilities in last three years, KP govt admits (read details)

October 22, 2020: MOHR launches app for parents of specially-abled children (read details)

September 12, 2020: Parliaments’ joint session passes bill regarding rights and inclusion of differently-abled persons (read details)

September 8, 2020: 2pc awardees of Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme are differently-abled (read details)

August 19, 2020: ‘First ever’ special education policy for Punjab announced (read details)

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)