In a statement on Twitter, Prime Minister Khan said, “Our prov [provincial] & fed [federal] elected reps [representatives] must visit Panah Gahs [shelter homes] in their areas & share a meal with the people using them.”
Khan stressed that this practise “will sensitise them [representatives] to issues faced by the bottom tier of our society.”
He added that in coming months, “I will personally monitor effectiveness of our poverty alleviation jihad.”
Our prov & fed elected reps must visit Panah Gahs in their areas & share a meal with the people using them. This will sensitise them to issues faced by the bottom tier of our society. In the coming months I will personally monitor effectiveness of our poverty alleviation jihad
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 6, 2019
PM Khan on Wednesday paid a surprise visit to a shelter home in Rawalpindi and reviewed the facilities being provided to homeless people on the eve of Shab-e-Miraj-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him).
During interaction with the homeless people, the prime minister asked about the facilities being provided to them.
The premier said that state was responsible for provision of food, shelter and guardianship of the helpless people.
He said that the government would make every possible effort to facilitate the helpless people.
Lauding the contribution of philanthropists in construction of shelter homes, Khan also directed to build more shelter homes across the country so as to provide shelter, food and other necessities to more homeless people.