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Pakistan’s Punjab government releases Rs 180M disability financial assistance

Muslim man in wheelchair at the door of the mosque.
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Pakistan’s Punjab Government has released Rs180 million for distribution among the persons with disabilities across the province as financial assistance.

Additional deputy commissioner headquarters Rana Akhlaq Ahmad chaired a meeting here Tuesday to finalize strategy for receiving applications from the deserving people, said.

Rana Akhlaq said that people who are blind can file applications with Zakat o Ushr department till August 15 to get Rs 2000 per month, reports Urdupoint.

“Persons with disabilities should file application with the social welfare department till August 25 and they will be paid one time financial assistance. He added that the amount would be decided after perusing applications.” said Rana

A strategy has also been finalized to equip persons with disabilities with different vocational skills to develop and enhance their earning capability, he said adding that help from Technical education & Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) would be sought for the purpose.

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