Maryam spends Eid with homeless people

Maryam visits Chaman, Aafiyyat and Darul Falah at the Social Welfare Complex Township

By Our Correspondent
April 13, 2024
Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz meets and celebrates Eid with special children on April 10, 2024. — Facebook/Maryam Nawaz Sharif

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz spent most of the Eid day with homeless special children, women and the elderly.


She visited Chaman, Aafiyyat and Darul Falah at the Social Welfare Complex Township. She directed sending elderly women on Hajj on government expenses. She presented them gifts, toys and sweets. She also cut an Eid cake with special children. She first visited Chaman the centre established for the destitute children. On seeing her, the little children became excited. She mingled and chatted with them and asked them about their education and hobbies. She later visited the old age home Aafiyyat.

She inquired about the well-being of 39 elderly men and women living there. She sat with a sick woman and put bangles on her. The elderly were overwhelmed and became emotional when Maryam wished them Eid Mubarik. She greeted them on behalf of PMLN Quaid Nawaz Sharif. An elderly woman said: “My near and dear ones did not come on Eid, but my daughter Maryam has come, I am very happy. When daughters meet, it is emotionally very much satisfying.” Maryam responded: “My time is for you, please pray that I could serve the people. I have received prayers of my parents. Those who do not value their parents remain in loss.” She became emotional while mentioning her late mother.

Maryam then visited the Darul Falah established for the destitute widows. She met eight widows and their children residing there. She loved and hugged the orphans. The children and their mothers expressed happiness on seeing Maryam. “You are our own, may God bless you,” prayed the children and their mothers for Maryam. Senator Pervez Rashid, Information Minister Azma Zahid Bukhari, Special Assistant Zeeshan Malik, Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Secretary Information, DGPR and other officers accompanied the chief minister.