Addressing the ceremony, PM Imran said, “There was a concept of monarchy in Punjab and ministers were used to luxuries.”
“I decided to appoint Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar after seeing which area he came from. His area and house did not have electricity and there was no hospital there. These kinds of people realise what difficulties are. When a person is facing difficulties he needs humanity,” the prime minister said.
“We have resources but are not concerned with the homeless because they are not our vote bank,” PM Imran lamented.
Speaking about a picture of a homeless family in Lahore which recently went viral on social media, PM Imran said, “If people do not feel compassionate after seeing this picture I do not consider them human.”
“It was Allama Iqbal’s and Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s dream to make Pakistan a model Islamic state.”
The premier continued, “We have spent the last two months saving the country from default, and we the country has been saved. We now have to concentrate on making Pakistan a welfare state and this is the first step.”
“I spoke to the Punjab chief minister and decided to allocate five spots for the homeless to make shelters. These spots are in areas where people arrive from outside the city to seek employment,” he added.
Congratulating the Punjab chief minister on the project, PM Imran said, “This reminds me of the time when I used to lead the cricket team and used to select players who went on to become Wasim Akram and Inzamamul Haq. This will be just like that.”