The Punjab caretaker government closed down the only shelter home (Panahgah) in Rawalpindi, which provided free food and shelter to the poor and most needy.
In the past, 100 people can stay at once in the three-story shelter house constructed near Fawara Chowk. The facility used to give the homeless who came to it free meals three times a day in addition to housing.
The board and banners were pulled down, the gates were locked, and sources claim that the homeless people and their possessions were ejected from the refuge home. The sources claim that all of the employees at the shelter were also let go from their jobs.
Imran Khan, a former prime minister, opened the shelter residence on December 16, 2019.
Data show that more than 1.19 million people have received nighttime shelters since the organization’s founding.
The district government reportedly removed all beds, sheets, tables, and chairs from the shelter home.
Junaid Khan and Waliullah, laborers by profession, who had shown up for shelter and dinner on Wednesday, said that they were pushed out of the shelter home and were told that the free food and accommodation had been closed.