Lahore, December 17, 2018 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that homeless and needy people living in “Panahgah” will be provided treatment facilities free of cost. Doctors will inspect the ailing residing people in the evening and medicines will also be provided to them. Keeping in view the utility of this project, “Panahgah” will also be established in other districts of the province in collaboration with philanthropists.
Presiding over a meeting at his office about the affairs pertaining to the “Panahgah” project, Chief Minister said that ailing people from “Panahgah” will be referred to the hospitals for further treatment on the recommendation of the doctors. He directed that breakfast and dinner should be provided in time to the people getting shelter there adding that no complaint should arise with regard to it.
Police should be deputed along with civil defence volunteers for the protection of passengers and cooperation of Punjab Information Technology (PITB) will also be obtained for bio-metric verification. Similarly, construction of building of permanent “Panahgah” should be constructed as soon as possible, he added.
Chief Minister directed the police that crackdown should be initiated against the drug-traffickers and addicts. He also directed to display the devised rules and regulations with regard to staying of passengers in “Panahgah.” Chief Minister was apprised about the progress made with regard to construction of permanent “Panahgah.” Secretaries of Social Welfare and Information Departments, DG LDA, DGPR and DC Lahore attended the meeting.
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Directorate General Public Relations, Punjab (DGPR)
Government of the Punjab
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