Imran Khan addresses the media.
ISLAMABAD: Soon after taking oath as prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan promised to uplift the underprivileged segment of the society.
Keeping his pledge, he built shelters for the homeless in the cities and provided the poor with adequate facilities.
Recently, a video of an old homeless woman appealing to Imran Khan for the shelter went viral on social media and caught attention of the premier and he ordered the authorities to make adequate arrangements for the poor lady.
In a tweet, Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad wrote:
“The Prime Minister of Pakistan has personally called the lady. She talked to him on video call. Directions have been received. MD Baitul Mal is on site and resolving all the issues Alhamdolillah."
The video of the woman was posted by a citizen showing her requesting the prime minister to provide her a house.
In the video, the woman urges Imran to provide her a house as she has no other option but to live in the woods.
Due to severe poverty the woman is spending her life under the open skies on the outskirts of Islamabad.
Citizens hailed the PM’s move and urged to do more for the poor.
Pakistan’s prominent animal rights activist, Anila Umair said, 'Stop animal cruelty, the animals in Pakistan are suffering a lot in pet markets, zoos, strays animals on the streets, etc. There are no laws and rights for these animals.'
Prime Minister Imran Khan told journalists that there have been positive indicators in the exploration process and the nation would likely be hearing major news on this front within the next three weeks.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that although he had “nothing to gain from politics,” he had persevered in his political struggle for 23 years to fulfil his responsibility towards the Pakistani people.
The Ministry said a 62-year old Asian expat and a 78-year old GCC national who tested positive for COVID-19 died due to complications related to chronic diseases. This brings death toll to eight.
An Australian tourist who was infected with the new coronavirus (Covid-19) thanked the UAE health sector for the care and treatment she received and helped her recover from the virus. She reportedly landed at Dubai Airport as a transit passenger on her way from Britain to Australia.
Two medical doctors said hand sanitizers which are the alternative to the 20-second handwashing, if soap and water were unavailable, should have at least 60 per cent isopropyl alcohol content.