Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Monday said that shelter homes are providing necessary refuge to the needy people because of the paucity of resources.
Talking to the media, he said it was responsibility of the government to save poor people from harsh weather conditions and provide the necessary shelter. More shelter homes would also be established in Punjab, added the CM.
According to details, around 1700 hapless people were shifted to 92 shelter homes established in 36 districts of the province on Monday and were also given dinner and breakfast.
Around 180 persons were provided shelter in 2 shelter homes in Bahawalpur, 49 others in 5 shelter homes in Bahawalnagar, 12 in shelter home of Rahim Yar Khan and 43 others were shifted to shelter home in DG Khan. Meanwhile, 448 were provided shelter in 5 shelter homes in Faisalabad, 26 in 3 shelter homes of Chiniot, 30 in 4 shelter homes of Jhang, 59 in 4 shelter homes of Toba Tek Singh and 17 others were provided shelter in 2 shelter homes of Gujranwala.
Along with it, 45 were provided shelter in 4 shelter homes of Sialkot, 78 in 4 shelter homes of Lahore and 29 in 3 shelter homes of Kasur. 35 people were given shelter in Sheikhupura, 70 in Multan, 50 in Khanewal, 60 in Lodhran, 100 in Vehari, 90 in Attock, 23 in Okara, 30 in Pakpattan, 57 in Sargodha, 14 in Bhakar, 22 in Khushab, 7 in Mianwali, 2 in Layyah, 7 in Muzaffargarh, 8 in Rajanpur, 15 in Nankana Sahib, 14 in Gujrat, 3 in Hafizabad, 14 in Mandi Bahauddin, 15 in Narowal, 17 in Chakwal, 16 in Jhelum, 11 in Sahiwal and 4 people were provided shelter in Rawalpindi district.