Punjab govt converts Ishaq Dar’s house into shelter home

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Shafaqna Pakistan:The Punjab government converted former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s house into a Panagah [shelter], following Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision to expand his initiative of protecting the homeless.

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

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

On July 27, 2019, the former finance minister’s house was seized by the Lahore Development Authority, on the directives of the National Accountability Bureau.

Dar is currently on trial in an accountability court.

According to a statement by the prime minister’s office, a 12-month long programme will be launched all across Pakistan, expanding the shelter home project.

Late last year, PM Imran directed Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Mehmood Khan to provide shelter and food to homeless people suffering from cold weather conditions.

Soon after coming into power, the premier announced to establish shelter homes across the country for the homeless and travellers.