PM urges lawmakers to share meal with people in shelter homes


Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday urged all federal and provincial lawmakers to visit shelter homes in their respective areas and share a meal with people staying there.

In a statement on Twitter, Prime Minister Khan said, “Our prov [provincial] & fed [federal] elected reps [representatives] must visit Panah Gahs [shelter homes] in their areas & share a meal with the people using them.”

Khan stressed that this practice “will sensitise them [representatives] to issues faced by the bottom tier of our society.”

He added that in coming months, “I will personally monitor the effectiveness of our poverty alleviation jihad.”

PM Khan on Wednesday paid a surprise visit to a shelter home in Rawalpindi and reviewed the facilities being provided to homeless people on the eve of Shab-e-Miraj-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him).

During interaction with the homeless people, the prime minister asked about the facilities being provided to them.

The premier said that state was responsible for the provision of food, shelter, and guardianship of the helpless people. He said that the government would make every possible effort to facilitate the helpless people.

Lauding the contribution of philanthropists in the construction of shelter homes, Khan also directed to build more shelter homes across the country so as to provide shelter, food and other necessities to more homeless people.