Residential facilities for special children inaugurated

By Our Correspondent
April 09, 2024
Provincial Minister for Social Welfare and Baitul-Mal Sohail Shaukat on his visit to inspect the facilities formentally challenged children. — APP

LAHORE: Minister for Social Welfare and Baitul Mal Sohail Shaukat Butt on Monday inaugurated special residential facilities for mentally challenged children at the Chamman institution.


The under-construction hostel, special washrooms, and mess aim to provide a nurturing environment for these special children. During his visit, Minister Sohail Shaukat interacted with the children, distributed Eid gifts, and expressed heartfelt affection towards them.

Witnessing the joy on the children's faces upon receiving toys was a heartwarming moment for all present. Speaking to the media, Minister Sohail Shaukat Butt emphasised the importance of the project, which is a result of a public-private partnership with the Mushal e Raah Foundation. He expressed gratitude to Chairperson Mushal e Rah Amina Aftab for their unwavering support towards this noble cause. The minister reaffirmed the government's commitment to providing the best possible care for these special children, stating, "These children are the flowers in our garden, and it is our duty as a state to nurture and protect them. We will spare no effort in ensuring they receive the attention and facilities they deserve." To a question, Minister Sohail Shaukat addressed the issue of violence against women, announcing the upcoming launch of the 1737 helpline dedicated to the rescue and assistance of women facing litigation and violence. The "CM Punjab Women Protection Helpline" aims to support vulnerable and oppressed women, alongside stringent legislation to combat violence against domestic workers. The inauguration of these special facilities at the Chamman institution marks a significant step towards providing a supportive environment for mentally challenged children, reflecting the government's commitment to inclusive and compassionate policies.