RAWALPINDI,: Directing to improve arrangements at Raja Bazaar Shelter Home, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has announced to establish another shelter home in Rawalpindi. The chief minister issued directions to the administration to take further steps in this regard without any delay. Buzdar inspected the facilities being provided to the inmates at Raja Bazaar Shelter Home here on Wednesday. The chief minister was told that more than 64,000 have benefitted from this facility while an average of 50 persons daily stay nowadays that are also provided breakfast and dinner.
An inmate appreciated that a home-like environment is provided in this shelter home. “Earlier, we have had to spend the night on the footpath in Rawalpindi but best facilities are provided here,” another passenger told the CM. An elderly stayer from Peshawar told the CM that he is enjoying the hospitality and thanked him for the care. The CM also inquired about the quality of food and directed to take care of the health and convenience of the inmates. They should not face any difficulty as taking care of the abandoned persons is the responsibility of the government and it will not deviate from this responsibility, he said. “I visit different shelter homes to personally monitor the arrangements,” the CM added. Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan and parliamentarians were also present on the occasion. The CM also met with Tiger Force officials and discussed different matters including the city situation. The Tiger Force officials are prime minister’s volunteers for public service and they are taking an active part in serving the masses, he added.