Caretaker KP Govt Announces Monthly Assistance For Squash Champion Jansher Khan’s Treatment
PESHAWAR: (Web Desk) The caretaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has announced a monthly aid of Rs100,000 for the treatment of former world squash champion Jansher Khan and his wife.

 According to the spokesperson for the caretaker KP government, lifelong support will be given for the treatment of Jansher Khan and his wife. The approval for the financial support to Jansher Khan will be given in the cabinet meeting.

It should be noted here that 8-time world champion and 6-time British Open Squash Championship winner Jansher Khan is suffering from the mysterious and rare disease Parkinson’s which is currently incurable in Pakistan.

Global medical experts just give medicines to the patients, for there has been no progress in treatment even globally.

Parkinson’s is a type of nervous system disorder due to the lack of a neurotransmitter called “dopamine” that is prominent in the deeper part of the brain. The reason for this decrease is currently unknown.

Among the most prominent disorders in the early stages of the disease are involuntary tremors, stiffness of the hands, slowness and unsteadiness of gait, and difficulty in swallowing. The effects of disease also appear on human cognition or intellect.

The disease is more common in middle-aged people and people over 50. The disease is often treated with levodopa and dopamine agonists.

As the disease worsens, the human nervous system deteriorates.

Jansher Khan, who brightened the name of Pakistan in the field of squash, was born on June 15, 1969, in Peshawar. His father Bahadur Khan was associated with the Pakistan Air Force, and his two brothers Muhibullah Khan Jr. and Atlas Khan were also associated with the sport of squash.

In 1986, Jansher Khan won the World Junior Squash Championship for the first time.

In 1987, he won the World Open Squash Tournament for the first time, and in 1992, he won the British Open Squash Tournament for the first time.

He won the World Open Squash Tournament eight times and the British Open Squash Tournament six times.

He holds the distinction of winning 99 professional titles. The Government of Pakistan awarded Jansher Khan the Presidential Medal of Excellence on August 14, 1988, and Hilal-e-Imtiaz on August 14, 1997.