Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated Panah Gah, a shelter home, established by the government for the homeless and needy people here at Tarlai area of Islamabad on Wednesday.
The prime minister visited various sections of the shelter home, including the sleeping area, kitchen and dining area, besides the dispensary, which would cater to the primary medical needs of those using the facility.
He expressed his satisfaction over the facilities provided at the shelter home and directed that efforts should be made to give ease to the homeless.
The prime minister also directed the administration to run a transport service for picking the poor people – who spent nights on footpaths, bus terminals and other places – and bringing them to the shelter home.
The government has already established shelter homes, a brainchild of the prime minister, in Lahore and Peshawar and intends to establish such facilities for the homeless in other big cities.
With the start of the winter season, the premier had directed Punjab government to set up tents for the homeless.
A couple of weeks ago, the premier inaugurated shelter homes in Peshawar. The shelter homes had been established by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government under its 100-day plan.
According to Radio Pakistan, 432 people will be accommodated in the shelter homes where they will also be provided food.
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.