Meeting on Facilitating Special Persons

A meeting regarding the facilitation for special persons held in Planning and Development department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Shakeel Qadir Khan.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to provide all the necessary facilities for special children initially in 20 primary, 20 secondary and higher secondary schools in Peshawar. Work on the project is underway in the P&D department. Under the project, the services of ramps, washrooms and expert teachers for children will be procured in schools. A steering committee will be set up in the P&D department under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to ensure implementation of the decisions taken by the government for the physically and mentally handicapped.

The establishment of the Social Protection and Gender Mainstreaming Section in the P&D Department is a link in the same direction which is supervising these activities. It was also decided at the meeting that the P&D department would ensure the facilities provided for special persons in any project before its approval, after which the project would be approved.

BRT bus service in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is already providing necessary facilities to persons with disabilities. The government will also provide special facilities to special persons at general bus stands and bases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In addition, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is working to provide facilities to special people in existing government buildings. Ramps for the disabled have already been installed in the departmental office buildings at the Civil Secretariat Peshawar.

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