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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.
Published October 29, 2018

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

March 16, 2022: President calls for equipping differently abled people with special skill sets (read details)

Feb 18, 2022: Draft of law meant to empower special persons approved by Punjab Assembly panel (read details)

Dec 27, 2021: FBISE waives fee for orphans, differently-abled students (read details)

Dec 20, 2021: Free vocational training of differently-abled people has begun, boards set up in all THQs for their registration: minister (read details)

Nov 2, 2021: Draft law in KP to make life of persons with disabilities convenient (read details)

Oct 26, 2021: Project launched to provide inclusive education to differently-abled children in Islamabad (read details)

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)

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)

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 ministe (read details)

July 5, 2019: Persons with disabilities to get 100pc coverage under Sehat Insaf Card Scheme, says SAPM (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 Imran (read details)

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