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October 19, 2020

Five Panagahs to be transformed into model facilities by end of Oct

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October 19, 2020

Islamabad: Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) was striving to transform all the five shelter homes (‘Panagahs’) of federal capital into model facilities by the month-end.

“The PBM has taken the charge of five Panahgahs and was vigorously implementing rehabilitation and remodelling plan by following the instruction of Prime Minister Imran Khan,” the PBM spokesman told APP.

The prime minister has recently handed over the administrative control of five ‘Panagahs’ of Islamabad to the PBM for providing a safe, secure, and conducive environment to the daily wage earners through its up-gradation at par with a one-star hotel.

Currently, the shelter homes are operational in five areas of Islamabad including Peshawar Morr, Sabzi Mandi (Sector I-11), Tarlai and Bhara Kahu.

He said an integrated system was being installed in all the shelter homes to provide food, stay, and proper hygiene to the ‘Panagahs’ dwellers under one umbrella.

Close-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras would be installed to ensure a safe and secure environment at the facilities. Besides, a digital system would also be put in place to keep data of all the daily wage earners staying at the shelter homes.

The spokesman said Tarlai shelter home had already been converted into a model facility, providing all the facilities such as food, stay, and sanitation at par with a one-star hotel. He said the model would be replicated in all the shelter homes, functioning across the country. At the moment, he said ‘Panagahs’ at Sector I-11 has been serving food to 800 people per day. “100 daily wagers were being provided at least three-day stay at the facility as well,” he added.