Prime Minister Imran Khan laid on Saturday the foundation stone of a shelter home near the railway station in Lahore.
The one kanal land belongs to the provincial government, but the construction will be carried out by the federal government.
According to the premier, the shelter home will provide a roof to 93 men and 27 women. Four more shelter homes will be built in different areas, including Data Darbar, Badami Bagh and Thokar Niaz Baig.
According to the spokesperson of the Punjab government, five shelter homes will be set up outside Data Darbar in Lahore in the first phase of the project.
While speaking to the media on the occasion, Imran lauded Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, saying the latter can work better for the common people as he comes from an area — Dera Ghazi Khan — which does not even have a steady electric supply.
Imran said that Pakistan does not lack resources, but there is a shortage of empathy. Therefore, the government is taking projects like shelter homes to facilitate homeless people.
A board will be formed to oversee the functioning of the shelter homes. Pakistan has a lot to learn from China so it could alleviate poverty, he remarked