The capacity of the shelter home set up at Fawara Chowk Rawalpindi has been increased 80 to 125. However, in extremely positive progress, the shelter home has so far been able to contribute positively and provided shelter to as many as 6,000 people since it started towards the end of last year.
The information was shared by Hafiz Muhammad Imran, focal person of the shelter home and Cantonment Magistrate, with a local news source. He said that people stayed in the shelter home every single day from 5:30 pm to 8 am. They just have to show their NIC (National Identity Card) and provide the contact number of a relative (to contact in case of emergency) to gain access.
With warm beds and blankets to fight against the extremity of the harsh weather, the shelter homes also provided meals to the people. It provided two meals in a day – one in the morning and one in the night.
Muhammad Imran told that about 12 elderly citizens have taken permanent residence at the shelter home. Apart from beds and meals, the home also provides them with the necessary medical facilities.