As the weather becomes chilling and unforgiving, a lesser fortunate family was spotted in Lahore fighting the extremity of weather, sleeping on side of the road.
The pictures were shared on Twitter by TV presenter and influence Ihtisham ul Haq. The photos showed a man and two kids sleeping on side of Mall Road, with baskets of toys which probably they tirelessly sold the entire day. The touching pictures were shared widely on social media, with people requesting CM Punjab Usman Buzdar to help them.
لاہور کے مال روڈ پر مفلسی کی چادر اوڑھ کر سونے والا ایک بے بس خاندان ? pic.twitter.com/bmC1rnhY3v
— Ihtisham ul Haq (@iihtishamm) November 6, 2018
Acting swiftly, spokesperson of Chief Minister of Punjab Dr Shahbaz Gill retweeted the picture, saying that Buzdar is committed to serving the people. Gill said that CM is on a mission to build 5 shelter homes in Lahore and the first one will be completed within two months. He further added that anyone knowing whereabouts of the family snapped so they can be helped.
Punjab Govt. Building 5 shelter houses in lahore. Inshallah first one will be built within 60 days. Meanwhile if anyone knows about this location please let me know so that help could be extended to this family. https://t.co/KplOxoj6l5
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) November 6, 2018
People appreciated the step and requested to extend the project to entire Punjab, to which he said that they will be building shelter homes in Rawalpindi, Multan, Bahawalpur and D.G Khan next.
سر مہربانی کر کے پورے پنجاب میں بنائیں جائیں تاکہ ہر شہر میں ایسے لوگ شیلٹرز میں رہ سکیں کیونکہ لاہور کی آبادی بہت بڑھ چکی ہوئ۔۔ایسے ہی باقی تمام صوبے بھی کریں
— ارتغرل بن اول? (@ZahidNabiGill) November 6, 2018
یہ جو آپ لوگ وائرل ہونے والوں کی مدد کردیتے ہیں اور ساتھ باقیوں کےلیے بندوبست کی بھی کرتے ہیں، اسکی ہمیں بہت خوشی ہوتی ہے۔ ?
— Ahmad Baig (@MAhmedbaig) November 6, 2018
This is from another world. Who could ever imagine such a sea change in the government.
We love you.
The sprite of Pakistan is being manifest. Thank you so much.
We can now sleep knowing there are people like you who deeply care for our less fortune brethren!
— Pacific (@PacificCare1) November 6, 2018
آج تک کسی خکومت نے عوامی مسائل کے حل کے لیے اس اسپیڈ سے ایکشن نہیں لیا ??
— ⚡Maqsood Ahmed ⚡ (@LasaniLogistics) November 7, 2018
Dr Sb!!! great work ……please keep it up……all thanks to Allah Kareem that someone has taken the ownership of these children of lesser god for their welfare!? thank you sir
— Raza Shah! (@razashah361) November 6, 2018
Very tremendous Doctor shabaz gill PTI Need people like you ?
— ?? ڈاکٹر ایمان آفریدی (@imaan_Afridi1) November 6, 2018
Sir. Do it at earliest. Weather is getting harsh.
— Invincible Pakistani (@WeInvincible) November 6, 2018
Bravo … good response shahbaz gil sahb ….
— ADEEL TARIQ (@ADEELMOBILE) November 6, 2018
Hi Mr. Shahnaz. If you are able to get contact details of this family, I will be obliged if you could share the same with me. Thanks a lot.
— Niazi (@Niazi_Matador) November 6, 2018
What a initiative , good step forward specially in winter.
— Muhammad A. Siddiqui (@mecis_a) November 6, 2018
CM Usman Buzdar approved the approval to build five shelter homes for needy passengers in the provincial capital last Friday. He approved the pilot project and said that the first one will be built within 60 days. He added that the shelter homes will help the poor, as they won’t have to sleep under the sky on chilling, winter nights. CM Punjab said that prime agenda of PTI government is to work for the welfare of people.
“Welfare of the general public is an important agenda of PTI government and no stone will be left unturned in this regard. The purpose of building shelter homes is to provide necessary shelter to the poor people visiting Lahore for their health and other needs” – CM Punjab said.
He said after project’s success in Lahore, it will be extended to other cities as well.
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