OUR STAFF REPORTER NAROWAL - A hardworking handicapped youth appealed to the Punjab chief minister for a permanent job. 25-year-old Shahid Malik, a resident of village Kanjrur of tehsil Shakargarh, is handicapped by birth. His both arms and hands are too little than normal but he decided to fight with the hardships of life with courage and got education like other normal children. He passed his matric examination in 2002 and FA from Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) in 2006. Now he is doing his BA from AIOU which will probably be completed in next few months. Shahid said that in 2005, the then DCO, Rao Manzar Hayat, had appointed him as Naib Qasid on daily wages in the office of the District Monitoring Officer. He observed that he was getting Rs5,000 per month from his job but his job was temporary. He said he wanted to marry now but his job was not permanent and also the salary was too little to run a family. He observed that his office was 18 kilometer away from his home and he has to spend a huge sum in in the shape of fares daily. He said that though he was handicapped but he has learnt to manage his personal affairs like eating, bathing, washing etc. himself. He said that he likes chatting on computer, playing football and snooker and reading books. He appealed to the president, the prime minister and the Punjab chief minister to provide him with a permanent job according to his qualification.