No more cold nights for the homeless in Pakistan
There is many people in Pakistani who sleep in the streets every night. One can readily see them and even families spending their days under the scorching un and gathered around together for warmth at night. None are willing participants in this terrible homelessness. They typically carry with them plastic bags, bags of clothing and blankets, and any other things they may consider “valuable” as they search for places to rest day after each day.
Thankfully, Pakistan is now doing something about this serious social problem. The government is looking for ways to fulfill its social responsibility by providing shelter and food for the homeless. The government has taken the initiative to construct shelter as well as provide basic human needs, including food and medical care for those who fall through the social crack. According to recent data, Pakistan has about 20 million homeless people, and this effort is hopefully expected to sharply reduce this number.
Transforming Pakistan into a functioning welfare state is the ultimate goal, and building shelter is a big step forward. People are hoping that, with this initiative as the real beginning, the desperate segment of Pakistan society would finally see their own home and belonging.
While the building continues, tents are being used as temporary shelter. And they are given blankets, food, and clean water. The first phase of the project is in Lahore, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, and Karachi.