Lahore (Staff Report): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday arrived in Lahore to lay the foundation stone for a shelter project in the city.
“Today I laid the foundation for 1st of 5 shelters for the homeless in Lahore & one in Pindi to be followed by shelters in other cities,” PM Imran said in a tweet.
“We are committed to building a social net for our poor citizens so everyone has a shelter over his/her head & access to health & education,” he added.
Addressing a ceremony after laying the foundation stone, Khan said, "I want to make it clear that the government stands with the decision of the Supreme Court and there will be no compromise on it."
"If a government does not abide by decisions of the Supreme Court that country cannot survive," he asserted.
Today I laid the foundation for 1st of 5 shelters for the homeless in Lahore & one in Pindi to be followed by shelters in other cities. We are committed to building a social net for our poor citizens so everyone has a shelter over his/her head & access to health & education pic.twitter.com/4QCXfEzgJKREAD MORE: Afghan peace talks to restart in Doha— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 10, 2018
"The rule of law depends on following verdicts of the Supreme Court and if you do not follow the top court's decision then law finishes in the country," the PM added.
Speaking about a picture of a homeless family in Lahore which recently went viral on social media, PM Imran said, "If people do not feel compassionate after seeing this picture I do not consider them human."
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar accompanied the premier at the launching ceremony for the shelter house.
According to Radio Pakistan, the shelter building will be based upon a "state of the art" design with simplicity in order to improve its utility, besides availability of separate facilities to ensure best usage of the place.
It will also include construction of multi-purpose halls for imparting training and holding of public awareness programmes on vital social objectives.