Bushra Bibi inspects food during her visit to a shelter in Lahore on Monday.
Tanvir Usman, Teluk Today
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s wife, Bushra Bibi, on Monday paid a surprise visit to the “Panah Gah” (shelter) in Lahore to see if people in need were being properly taken care of.
He expressed satisfaction with the cleanliness and arrangement but was not happy with the quality of the food served at the shelter.
Imran Khan in his Facebook post said the government would now improve food quality.
Bushra Bibi asked about the difficulties they were facing and made sure that their problems would be resolved as early as possible.
He directed the local authorities to further improve the living conditions in ‘Panah Gah’ and promised funds for repair work on a top priority basis.
Bushra Bibi during her visit to the shelter.
Speaking with inmates at the shelter, the first lady said Pakistan’s Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) government has provided shelter for homeless people, adding that the government is committed to giving rights to people.
He praised the PTI government for providing shelter for the homeless.
It is the government’s responsibility to look after the people in these shelters, adding that feeding and providing shelter for the poor is a duty and a virtue.
He said that humanitarian services please the Almighty and the government led by Imran will continue to serve the masses in the best possible way.
Bushra Bibi during her visit to the shelter in Lahore.
The residents of the shelter told the first lady that the shelter gave them a homely atmosphere, adding that they prayed for Prime Minister Imran to build this shelter.
“We used to spend the night on the paths in the city but now we sleep under the roof with good food to eat,” said one of the residents of the shelter.
On this occasion, a person with a disability who was in the shelter notified the first lady about her disability. Immediately acting on her request, Bushra Bibi ordered the authorities to assist her.
Shelter Homes, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiative, have been set up in five cities in the country since 2020 with plans to initiate similar shelters in other cities as well.
This shelter is very close to the prime minister’s heart as it provides food and shelter for the needy and destitute.