Provincial Minister for Law and Social Welfare & Bait-ul-Maal Raja Basharat has announced to establish shelter homes in every divisional headquarter hospitals (DHQs) across Punjab during the current fiscal year 2019-20.
“Shelter homes in six state-run hospitals of Lahore and DHQs across Punjab will be set up during the current year,” the Minister said while presiding over a meeting to review the performance of Punjab Social Welfare & Bait-ul-Maal Department here on Monday.
Chairman Akhuwat Dr. Amjad Saqib, Secretary Social Welfare Ambreen Raza, Ameen Bait-ul-Maal Azam Malik and other concerned officers also participated in the meeting. Speaking on the occasion, Basharat said a reform committee will be constituted shortly to enhance the performance of SW&BM Punjab. Amendments in rules will also be made where deemed necessary, he added.
The Minister told the participants that five shelter homes are operating on functional basis in Lahore while one is under construction at Taunsa. He said the Ehsaas Programme of Prime Minister Imran Khan is also a ray of hope for the deprived segment of society.
He said utilization of resources will be improved by abolishing overlapping of different departments. All the government and private institutions should ensure implementation on 3 percent fixed quota for the disabled persons during recruitment process, he added.
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