ISLAMABAD: Shelter homes in the federal capital are providing food and sleep to more than 3,500 homeless people in a state of severe cold.
According to official data released here, these facilities provide accommodation to more than 500 homeless people at night in a comfortable environment during cold weather and the food centers (langar khans) provide daily accommodation to more than 3000 poor people. And providing nutritious food to the poor. To open a shelter home in Islamabad, I was sometimes forced to sleep at bus stands and occasionally in public parks, but now there are home-like facilities in key locations in Islamabad that not only provide overnight stays. , But also offer food under it. A clean and tidy environment. Abdul Rehman Khan, a laborer, said this while talking to the Khatib at the Peshawar turn ‘shelter’.
He lauded the government’s efforts to take care of the downtrodden sections of the society and said that this was the first time in the history of Pakistan that poor people were being made the property of the state.
Asghar Khan said that earlier in a small room in Faizabad he was paid Rs. 2,500 a month, and he had to spend Rs. 3,000 to 3,500 a month for food and drink. However, these shelter homes helped him save more than Rs 6,000 per month, which he could spend on his family to improve their living standards.
Asghar said that he was proud of Prime Minister Imran Khan, who really cared about the poor people and took various steps for their welfare.
“The shelters are fully operational at five central locations in the federal capital, including Bara Kahu, Mandi Mor, Peshawar Mor, Tarlai and Tarnol,” said Naseem-ur-Rehman, the prime minister’s focal person for shelter homes.
He said that there are about 93 dedicated places and a large number of anchorages (food centers) across the country which have so far provided healthy food and overnight accommodation to about 150,000 poor people in healthy settings. Of
Naseem said that every resident is spending Rs. 300 per day, which can save the poor, especially migrant workers, Rs. 6,000 per month, which shows that he has been able to transfer his earnings directly to his family. Provided the opportunity to spend on welfare.