Port Home Fawara Chowk, Rawalpindi, has offered over 6,000 people homeless since it opened last year on December 12.
The focal point of the residence and the magistrate’s quartering, Hafiz Muhammad Imran, revealed that the capacity of the residence increased by 80-125.
This Shelter in Rawalpindi Has Helped 6,000 Homeless People in 3 Months
The residence, located in a parking lot, opens its doors to the homeless 17:30 to 08:00 daily. People need to submit their national identity card (NIC) and access the next-of-kin telephone number.
So far, up to 12 older adults have taken almost permanent residence in the shelter home. The shelter offers a warm bed, blankets and two meals for its residents. The elderly also have the medical facilities of the administration.
Imran said most of the occupants are laborers and belong to remote areas such as Dir, Swat and even Chitral. He said people were well cared for and provided with all the basic amenities.
In addition, medical facilities are provided in the Central District Hospital (VHK) in case of an emergency. The focus person said Rawalpindi Waste Management Company works in two shifts to ensure cleanliness in the area.