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Clown Girl Gets a Job and Free Treatment for Her Mother From Punjab Govt

The Punjab government has come to the rescue of Saima Sarwar, a drop-out medical student who turned street clown for her mother’s medical treatment.

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Saima was a medical student and aspired to become a doctor one day. However, her life turned upside down when her father and two brothers died within a span of three years, leaving no one but herself to take care of her ailing mother.

Saima could not afford a full-time job as she had to attend to her mother, so she took a part-time job in a local firm, but left it after facing harassment.

According to her, there was a time when she even considered begging on the streets. However, instead of giving up or choosing an easy way out, like begging, she decided to wear a clown mascot and sell children’s toys on the streets.

Taking up this job was never easy as she had to kill her inner self to dress up as a clown and sell toys in public places.

In an interview with UrduPoint, she revealed that people, probably mistaking her for a transgender, even slapped her and called names, but she did not give in.

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The interview went viral and attracted the attention of the provincial government. Last week, the CM Buzdar contacted Saima and constituted a medical board for the examination of her mother, diagnosis, and cost estimates.

Later, on the directives of the Chief Minister Buzdar, DC Lahore met Saima on Monday and handed her a check for financial aid and a letter of employment in Civil Defense. Besides, he also lauded Saima’s courage and wished her luck for the future.

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