People are upset with the small shelter the Sindh governor set up in Karachi

Making good on his promises, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has set up a temporary shelter outside Civil Hospital, Karachi to accommodate patients’ family members who can’t afford hotels. But the government didn’t take into account the number of people needing shelter.

Speaking to the media during a visit to the hospital a few days ago, Governor Ismail said people from across the province come to the hospital to have their loved ones treated but are often seen sleeping on the footpath outside because they can’t afford accommodation.

He said he would set up a shelter for them.

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However, the number of people who arrived at the temporary shelter – a tent set up with a carpet and blankets – were far more than expected. Once the shelter was full, people even slept on the footpath outside.

People say if the government was truly serious about the project it would have accommodated more people.