An Effort Towards Social Inclusion – Twitter Thread Highlights How Imran Khan Has Delivered To All Segments Of Society

Since the beginning years of Khan’s political career, his neutral policies which are usually lauded as pro-terrorist have met severe criticism on all grounds. However, we cannot be blindsided to the fact that KPK government has taken some revolutionary steps to give to all the segments of the society, regardless of gender biases and religious divide.

Highlighting that, a Twitter user Umar Ishtiaq Satti shared a thread highlighting the significant steps that Imran Khan took, despite being labeled as ‘Taliban Khan’ to deliver to the marginalized communities and ignored fragments. The consideration of these long-ignored people has definitely set a precedent that we haven’t witnessed in Pakistan before. The thread highlights few of those discriminated whom he touched.

ARTISTS AND SINGERS

Back in 2015, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa directorate of culture decided to start paying a stipend of 30,000 monthly to the artists, singers, and poets that are in need. An amount of 180 million was allotted for this purpose so that these talented people aren’t held back by any financial constraint and can continue to showcase their talent.

 

PROPAGATING RELIGIOUS HARMONY

In an effort to give a sense of belonging to all religious minorities, 90 million was alotted back in 2016 to renovate temples, churches, and gurdwaras. To add to that, monthly stipends were also defined for the caretakers of these holy places to promote religious harmony.

 

PRESERVING CULTURAL HERITAGE AND HISTORICAL LINKAGES

The Directorate of archaeology rebuilt a 48 feet long statue of Buddha after Taliban destroyed it to save and preserve cultural and historical linkages. Not only that, but the sport of skiing was once again made possible in Malam Jabba after it was destroyed and labeled as un-Islamic.

EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS OF MINORITIES

KPK government increased the job quota for the minorities to 5%. It was previously at a low rate of 0.2%, restoring the rights of minorities to employment and jobs.

GIVING BACK TO THE THIRD GENDER

Apart from issuing them their driving licenses and allowing them access to opportunities, KPK government also insured their basic right to health, which they have been long denied to, health insurance rights were allotted to the transgenders living all across the province.

DEMARCATING THE BARRIERS BETWEEN FEMALE GENDER AND EDUCATION

For the promotion of girl’s education, a stipend of 500 monthly was granted. A policy to only hire females as primary school teachers was also issued and about 10% of the seats in KPK’s mega project BRT is reserved for females.

After providing a brief rundown of KPK government’ss efforts to consider all segments of the society, he said that no extremist or biased leader can take such significant steps toward social inclusion.

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