Following the decision of Prime Minister Imran Khan to extend his initiative to protect homeless people, the Punjab government has transformed the house of former finance minister Ishaq Dar into a Panagah building.
A sign was placed outside the residence of the Minister in Lahore and there were 124-kannel and 17 marla house rooms where the district administration placed their beds.
A total of 50 persons can stay in the shelter, which is managed by the Social Welfare Department.
The Lahore Development Authority, on the orders of the National Accountability Bureau, seized the House of the Former Finance Minister on 27 July 2019.
Dar is currently on trial in an accountability court.
According to a statement by the prime minister’s office, a 12-month long programme will be launched all across Pakistan, expanding the shelter home project.
Late last year, PM Imran directed Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Mehmood Khan to provide shelter and food to homeless people suffering from cold weather conditions.
Soon after coming into power, the premier announced to establish shelter homes across the country for the homeless and travellers.