Pindi’s only shelter home closed down


RAWALPINDI: The Punjab caretaker administration shut down the lone shelter home (Panahgah) in Rawalpindi, which gave the impoverished and most vulnerable people free food and shelter.

In the past, 100 people could stay at once in the three-story shelter house constructed near Fawara Chowk. The facility used to give the homeless who came to it free meals three times a day in addition to housing.

The board and banners were pulled down, the gates were locked, and sources claim that the homeless people and their possessions were ejected from the refuge home. The sources claim that all of the employees at the shelter were also let go from their jobs.

Imran Khan, a former prime minister, opened the shelter residence on December 16, 2019.

Data show that more than 1.19 million people have received nighttime shelter since the organization’s founding.

The district government reportedly removed all beds, sheets, tables, and chairs from the shelter home.

Workers by trade Junaid Khan and Waliullah said that they were forced out of the shelter home and informed that the free food and lodging had ended when they arrived for shelter and dinner on Wednesday.