The construction of a three-storey shelter home is in the final stages and will begin operation next month. The new dwelling will have a separate accommodation facility for men and women.
Since the launch of Fawara Chowk Panagah in 2019, around 76,955 people have visited or stayed in the shelter home. Meanwhile, In 2019, 39,345 labourers visited the shelter home while the figure was 24,644 in 2020. Until July 25 this year, some 12,966 labourers visited and stayed at the home.
Fawara Chowk Panahgah In-Charge Data Entry Muhammad Fakhar told The Express Tribune that entry starts at 6pm and continues until 10pm. Dinner is served between 8pm and 9pm while breakfast timings are between 7am and 7:30am.
The official said a national identity card (NIC) is mandatory for entry. Fakhar said the menu changes daily and closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras are also installed. He said there is a separate fan for every bed.