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Tents initiative: Bitter critics appreciate Prime Minister Khan

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Prime Minister Khan has been receiving appreciation even from his bitterest critics for his noble initiative of arranging temporary tents for the people sleeping on the roadside. As the winter has approached, the temperature has lowered in upper parts of the country, including Punjab as well.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered Chief Minister Punjab, Usman Buzdar to set up tents for people sleeping on the roadside in cold weather.

PM Khan said: “I have asked CM Punjab to set up tents for people sleeping on footpaths and provide them food until the Panah Gahs (shelters) are built, as the weather is turning increasingly cold. Peshawar and Karachi spot also being located.”

The tents are temporary until the completion of shelter homes. Prime Minister Khan had laid the foundation of shelter home project on November 10 in Lahore. The project is aimed at housing a number of homeless people who usually spend nights on footpaths or other places in different areas of Lahore city.

The facility will be used for several different purposes such as conducting seminars, training and holding public awareness campaigns on important social objectives. “Should we allow our people to live on footpaths.

Read more: Shelter and food for everyone: PM Khan makes sure

Our government is bringing a first of its kind poverty alleviation package within a week or two in which all relevant departments will work under a single setup to eliminate poverty,” Mr. Khan had said.

Prime Minister Khan has been countering harsh criticism for his economic policies from opposition and critics, however, even the naysayers could not resist from appreciating him for his noble initiative.

People Party Leader, Shazia Mari, took to Twitter and appreciated PM Khan for taking up the social cause. ‘Differences apart, providing tents to homeless people in Lahore’s extreme winter must be appreciated,” said Mari in her tweet.

Journalist and former Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi also took to Twitter and said, “Great step by @ImranKhanPTI to set up tents and food for homeless in big cities until permanent Panah Gahs are built.”

The social activist and critic M. Jibran Nasir also lauded the decision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He said, “Great step by @ImranKhanPTI to set up tents and food for homeless in big cities until permanent Panah Gahs are built.”

The social media users were amazed to hear praises from Khan’s bitter critics.