Staff Reporter Peshawar
District Social Welfare Officer, Yunas Afridi, Tuesday said that over 2000 beggars and drug addicts have been shifted to rehab and skill developing centers from different areas of the district during the last two weeks.
After screening at the rehabilitation centers, he said the treatment of drug addicts has been started while the beggars have been shifted to various centres of the social welfare for counseling and skill development to make them a valuable member of society.
He said the beggars were also being persuaded to abandon their bagging habits at these centers.
Besides, he said facilities have also been upgraded at the government-established shelter homes to provide shelter, dinner, and breakfast to the homeless.
He said people from other districts who have no place to stay for the night in Peshawar were also being provided apposite facilities to spend the night at these shelter homes.
He said the personnel of Social Welfare has been deputed at different bus-stands to shift the people to shelter homes after Maghrib who have no place or money to spend the night and have a meal in the city’s hotels.
He also urged the print and electronic media to highlight the steps being taken by the Social Welfare Department for the welfare of deserving people so that the maximum number of such people could get the benefit from these endeavors.
He also stressed on parents to contact Social Welfare to get admit their drug-addict children in Faqirabad.