Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday urged lawmakers to visit the homeless at government shelters and "share a meal with the people using them".
The premier asserted that this practice will sensitise public representatives to issues faced by the bottom tier Pakistani society.
"In the coming months I will personally monitor effectiveness of our poverty alleviation jihad," the prime minister went on to add in a tweet.
Our prov & fed elected reps must visit Panah Gahs in their areas & share a meal with the people using them. This will sensitise them to issues faced by the bottom tier of our society. In the coming months I will personally monitor effectiveness of our poverty alleviation jihad— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 6, 2019
Earlier in December, PM Imran has termed creation of wealth imperative for alleviating poverty from the country, saying businesses must prosper to achieve this objective.
'Wealth creation' imperative to alleviate poverty: PM
In January, the Punjab government decided to establish shelter homes for the homeless in all districts across the province.
In December, PM Imran inaugurated a shelter for the homeless in Peshawar. The shelter had been equipped to provide accommodation for 200 people.
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