CM: (Punjab govt launches scheme for persons with disabilities)

ISLAMABAD: The Punjab government has launched Khidmat Cards Programme with Rs 02 billion for providing financial assistance to special persons.

Under the programme, special persons will be provided Rs 3,600 after every three months. Initially, two hundred thousand people will benefit from the programme.

Addressing the ceremony in Lahore on Tuesday, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said special persons from the entire province will benefit from the programme. He said the objective of the scheme is to empower the special persons financially. He said special persons have equal rights in the country.

The chief minister said the programme will be monitored at every level, and it will be implemented transparently. He also awarded Punjab Khidmat Cards to special persons.

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