Shelter homes: a hope for the poor and homeless benefited 252,042 people so far

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  • About 252,042 passengers and homeless people reportedly have availed facilities offered by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Government’s flagship project.
  • A large number of people only come to shelter homes to eat two times meals and not for sleeping because of poverty.

No matter how much one criticizes PTI-led Government and it’s one-year performance in social, economic and administrative sectors and its inability to carve out any longterm fiscal reforms: one thing that unreasonably distinguishes the current government’s performance is its attention towards the poor of the country.

Government’s Ehsaas Programme, various protection schemes under the umbrella of the aforementioned project, Sehat Insaf Cards, and above all the initiative of Shelter homes for the homeless people gather appreciation and applause for the cricketer turned politician PM Imran Khan and his team.

About 252,042 passengers and homeless people reportedly have availed facilities offered by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Government’s flagship project – Shelter Homes. The facility provides overnight stay to the poor and homeless people along with breakfast and dinner facility that is providently maintained by philanthropists.

A large number of people only come to eat two times meals and not for sleeping because of poverty, The Nation quoted Welfare Department Secretary Ambreen Raza as saying. Our domain is only to facilitate passengers and homeless people a one night stay and two meals. The buildings are not for a permanent stay. You could see many homeless people sleeping on the streets and elsewhere in the city, she added.

Also See: First Shelter Home To Be Built In Lahore Within 60 Days So No One Has To Sleep On Roadside In Winters

Pakistan is the country facing grim poverty as around 80 percent of Pakistan’s poor live in rural areas according to the World Bank report titled ‘State of Water Supply, Sanitation and Poverty in Pakistan‘.

The incumbent powerholders need to focus on the rural areas as well as these areas are much poorer than urban areas and lags far behind when it comes to health facilities, education facilities, and their grievances become even more complex with the existence of feudal culture within the historical and political roots of Pakistan.

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