PM Imran orders establishment of tent camps for homeless

01:44 PM | 24 Nov, 2018
PM Imran orders establishment of tent camps for homeless
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ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed setting up tents in Lahore city of Punjab for the homeless people in the backdrop of severe weather.

The premier took to Twitter on Saturday and announced that he had directed Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar to arrange tents for the people sleeping on footpaths and provide them food.

The premier expressed that the arrangement was temporary until the Panah Gahs (shelters) are built, as the weather is turning increasingly cold.

The incumbent premier stated that spots in Peshawar and Karachi were also being identified to erect the tents for the people who have to spend the night under the sky.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also shared few pictures substantiating that the camps were being set up for the homeless in Lahore and food was also being provided.

A couple of weeks ago, the prime minister had laid the foundation stone of the Punjab government’s shelter homes project.

According to the spokesperson of the Punjab government, five shelter homes will be set up outside Data Darbar in Lahore in the first phase of the project.

The project is aimed at restoring the self-respect of those people who spend the night under the open sky. It is also aimed at broadening the circle of social responsibility by the state and citizens.

In a Twitter message, Khan expressed that the government was committed to building a social net for our poor citizens so everyone has a shelter over his/her head and access to health and education.