PESHAWAR: The administration of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service has allocated seats for transgender persons to facilitate them for travelling.

Special Assistant to KP Chief Minister on Information Kamran Bangash said that the provincial government has taken several initiatives including issuance of Sehat Insaf Card, driving licence, proposed 2 percent quota in government jobs and others for the welfare of transgender persons. He said seats have been reserved for transgender persons in BRT on the directives of the KP government to give equal rights and opportunities to the community.

President TransAction Alliance Farzana Jan appreciated the initiative and said it would give a sense of respect and dignity to the transgender community.

A spokesman for BRT said transgender community was an integral part of the society, and appealed to commuters to respect the transgender persons and avoid sitting on the reserved seats of transgender persons.

Open Kacheri in Bara

The district administration of Khyber tribal district on Tuesday held an open Kacheri (court) at Jirga Hall to address grievances of masses at their doorstep.

The open Kacheri was held on the directives of Deputy Commissioner Mansoor Arshid and chaired by Assistant Commissioner Bara Nek Muhammad Bangash. Additional Assistant Commissioner Shah Wazir, Tehsildar Bara Gunja Gul and heads of various departments including Police, Communication and Works, Forest, Irrigation, TESCO, Public Health and Municipal Administration attended the Kacheri.

The local people informed the district administration about various problems and demanded to expedite survey of damaged houses for early compensation. They raised issue of cutting of trees in Tirah valley and demanded water sprinkles on road, cleanliness of Bara Bazaar, addressing the problem of shortage to schoolteachers and staff in dispensaries and basic health units.

Nek Muhammad directed concerned departments to solve problems of people on priority basis and present compliance report.

Rs43m announced for disabled miners

KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan says the provincial government has distributed Rs43 million among 163 disabled miners across the province.

In a tweet, he said that the PTI government had paid Rs80 million for educational scholarships to 4,700 children of mine workers registered with KP Mineral Department. He said that the provincial government was striving to address problems of mine workers.

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