Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD - On the occasion of International Day for Special Persons, Pakistan Baitul Maal (PBM) has announced special grant of Rs 25,000 each for the special journalists of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad and also announced to bear the educational expense of their children. The announcement was made by veteran journalist Qari Waliur Rehman on behalf of Chairman Pakistan Baitul Maal Zamurad Khan who could not turn up at a function arranged by the National Press Club Committee for Special Journalists here at the premises of the club on Saturday evening. The function was jointly presided over by National Press Club Committee on Special Journalists Syed Ibrar Kanwal and Secretary NPC Asim Rana. Addressing a large gathering of the media persons Syed Ibrar Kanwal highlighted the problems being faced by the special journalists both in their professional and private life and stressed the need of formulating a comprehensive strategy by government and media industry managers to facilitate them in dispensation of their professional duties. Syed Ibrar Kanwal said that the major hurdle in the way of their professional duties is mobility and hoped that the government would come up with policy to facilitate the special media persons to import duty free cars specially meant for disabled persons. The other who spoke on the occasion included Magazine Editor of Daily Nawa-I-Waqt Zahid Hussain Chughti and Chairman of Qoumi Rabata Council Pakistan Majid Amjid. Zahid Hussain Chughti highlighted the contribution of the special journalists in the otherwise very demanding filed of journalism and regretted that government was not taking appropriate measures to facilitate them. He said that world over the government used to give incentives to the special people and special allocations were made for the recreation, facilitation at workplace and above all for providing them with proper health cover which they would be requiring most. The other speakers on the occasion stressed the need of provision of maximum facilities to special persons particularly special media persons who were putting in their best to fulfill their professional duties in total defiance of their physical handicap.