APP19-03 BAHAWALPUR: December 03 - Minister of State for Federal Education & Professional Training Eng. Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman addressing to a seminar to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities. APP

BAHAWALPUR, Dec 3 (APP): State Minister for Education and Professional Training Engineer Balighur Rehman on Saturday said the government had enhanced job quota from two percent to three percent for special persons in jobs ranging from grade-1 to grade-4.

The step was taken to offer maximum jobs to special persons, he said this while addressing a ceremony at Degree College for Special Persons here.

The minister said job quota from grade-5 to grade 15 would be announced very soon.

About Khidmat Cards, he said the district administration had received 3,600 applications during first phase, however, during second phase, they received 17,000 applications which were being scrutinized. The persons who were registered during first phase, were receiving financial assistance, he added.

He said the remaining persons of second phase would start availing financial assistance soon. He stated the government had established degree college for special persons here.

The services of two literate special persons had been hired for Victoria Hospital with an objective to facilitate under treatment special persons, the minister said and added that these two special persons would serve as bridge between doctors and patients.

He said, “We have also waived off fees of special persons in Islamia University besides provision of scholarships and pick and drop facility free of cost”.

The minister said the government was committed to end electricity crisis till 2017.