Ishaq Dar’s Lahore Residence Converted to Shelter Home (Panagah)

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PM Khan announced today to expand the scope of Panagah (shelter homes) across the country.

DESPARDES — The Punjab government on Saturday converted former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s house in Lahore into a Panagah [shelter home].

A signboard was placed outside Dar’s confiscated residence, and the district administration put beds in all 12 rooms of the 4-kanal and 17 marla house.

The shelter home, which is run by the province’s Department of Social Welfare, will be able to accommodate a total of 50 people.

Panagah (shelter home) is an initiative launched by PM Khan after coming into power in 2018 –for establishing shelter homes, in line with his vision of developing Pakistan as a welfare state.

Several shelters for the homeless have been established and operating since last year, in Punjab — the country’s largest province with majority of the population and in the northern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Khan’s party is in government in both of these provinces.

The premier announced today to expand the scope of Panagah (shelter homes) across the country.

According to a statement issued by the prime minister’s office, a twelve-month long program will be launched with the purpose of expanding the project across major cities in Pakistan.

The newly appointed focal person for the project will help establish partnerships with non-governmental and community-based organizations, the private sector and philanthropists.