PM performs ground breaking of Panah Gah project
LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan broke ground for establishment of a Panah Gah (shelter home) project for the down-and-out segments of society who spend nights on the streets under the open sky.
The prime minister accompanied by Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, inspected the construction site and was briefed about the project.
A number of homeless people usually spend nights on footpaths or other places without roof over their heads in different areas of Lahore city, including Data Drbar,, railways station, Ichra and Chauburji etc. There are varying estimates about the number of the shelterless people in Lahore.
These people also require the basic needs of life, including availability of facilities like washing clothes and staying safe at night, besides accessibility to the first aid, PM Office media wing in a press release said.
The project would address certain issues like restoration of dignity and empowering of the shelterless people, meeting their requirements at these abodes, reducing the risks besides, expanding periphery of the social responsibilities of the state and citizens.
The building would be based upon state of the art design with simplicity to improve its utility, besides availability of separate facilities to ensure the best usage of the place. It would also include construction of multi-purpose halls for imparting training and holding of public awareness programmes on vital social objectives.