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  • Nabi seeks MNA, PA support to feature in national games Muhammad Nabi has appealed political agent of Khyber Agency and member National Assembly Nasir Khan Afridi to support him play the National Karate Championship. Talking to Tribal News Network, he said that he had won gold medal several times in national level championship....

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Disability not a hindrance to ambition

Disability not a hindrance to ambition
September 29, 2015

By Nazia Javed

Despite having lost both of his hands in an accident he met some 17 years back, 29-year old Saifur Rahman has not only continued his studies but also running printing business. He lost both his hands at the age of 11 while salvaging a kit from an electric transformer.

A resident of Deen Bahar Colony in Peshawar, Rahman operates computer by his feet. He says he lost both his hands in a tragic incident when he was 11 years old. He was trying to salvage a kite from a power transformer near his house. “In 1997 I went to the rooftop of my house to catch a stray kite and fell on high voltage power lines,” he recalls.

Rahman’s disability could not hinder him from continuing his studies. The Peshawar Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) allowed him to get the services of a facilitator to write down for him in the examination. “Till matriculation I used to take examination using artificial limbs. Later BISE allowed me a facilitator to write down for me.”

Rahman demanded of the government to extend him a helping hand for the treatment of his parents who are suffering from paralysis. My resources are too meagre to bear the expenses of their treatment, he says.

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