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Disabled persons threaten self-immolation if demands not met in 20 days

Disabled persons threaten self-immolation if demands not met in 20 days
January 09, 2017

PESHAWAR, 09 January: Persons with disabilities have demanded of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to announce monthly stipend for them on the pattern of the Punjab government.

Speaking at a news conference in Peshawar press club on Monday, Qari Arifullah and other disabled persons said that the provincial government had awarded employment to a few specified disabled persons in the Social Welfare Department, however there are thousands of disabled persons in the province who needed to be adjusted in different government departments.

They demanded that the quota for the disabled persons in the government jobs should be raised from two percent to 10 percent.

“The Punjab government is giving Rs12000 per month to the disabled persons. We demand that the KP government should also initiate such a scheme in the province for the welfare of persons with disabilities,” Qari Arifullah said.

“Some of the disabled persons have started working as carriers of smuggled goods to earn livelihood for their families but they are being prohibited by the local police,” he informed.

“If the government does not accept our demands in 20 days, we will come on roads and commit en masse self-immolation. In case of any human loss, the incumbent Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and PTI Chairman Imran Khan will be responsible,” Arifullah threatened.


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