RAWALPINDI, Mar 25 (APP):Adviser to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs Naeemul Haq and Chairman Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Rawalpindi visited Fawara Chowk Shelter Home on Sunday night and inspected arrangements made to facilitate the homeless citizens.
The people talking to the Adviser appreciated the step taken on the directive of the prime minister.
Naeem ul Haq was informed that over 7000 homeless people were provided free accommodation facility in Raja Bazaar Shelter Home inaugurated here in December.
The Punjab government on the directive of Prime Minister Imran Khan established the Shelter Home to provide proper accommodation facility to the homeless and poor citizens.
Initially arrangements were made for 80 persons in the basement of Raja Bazaar Parking Plaza, however, the facility had been enhanced for 125 persons.
The basement was being used as a Shelter Home temporarily while a proper shelter home’s building would be constructed after pointing out a suitable place for the purpose.
The basement of the Parking Plaza was finalized as the government wanted to start the Shelter Home immediately to provide shelter to the people in the harsh winter.
The project is aimed at restoring the self-respect of those who spend the night under the open sky. It was also aimed at broadening the circle of the state’s social responsibility.
The Adviser was further informed that the expenditures of the shelter home were being borne through donations by philanthropists.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed the Punjab government to establish a shelter home in Rawalpindi so the people who sleep in the open could spend the night at safe place during the harsh winter and could be provided three times meals.