PM Imran breaks bread with shelter home dwellers on first day of New Year

PM Imran Khan spends the first day of the New Year with shelter home (Panahgah) dwellers

Pakistani premier spent the first day of the New Year with the poor people at the newly opened shelter home where he joined them over the dinner.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday inaugurated a new Panagah (shelter home) at Tarnol in Islamabad to provide free food and shelter to the vulnerable ones.

The new 100-bed facility has been built by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) and furnished by the Pakistan Bait-ul-Maal (PBM). It will provide meals to over 400 people on a daily basis, and offer 100 people a place to sleep and have breakfast. Separate rooms for women and families and a mosque will also be constructed on the premises of the shelter.

This is the fifth Panahgah in Islamabad, offering free food and accommodation to disadvantaged people. A separate 10 beds have been arranged for women at the facility.

PM was accompanied at the inauguration ceremony by Turkish Ambassador Ihsan Mustafa, Special Assistant to PM on Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar, Managing Director PBM Aoun Abbas Bappi and Senator Faisal Javed.

The Prime Minister also visited the TeleHealth Kiosk set up by the EZ Shifa in the shelter home, where he was briefed that the doctors at the facility will provide free medical check-ups to patients under the supervision of more than 500 doctors.

On the first day of 2021, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that his New Year’s resolutions for Pakistan are to offer universal health coverage to all and eradicate poverty from the country to put it on the path of industrialization.

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