PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has directed the Social Welfare Department to frame effective policy for curbing professional beggary as it is becoming a nuisance for the province.
“Networks of professional beggars exploit women and children for their nefarious business, which is unacceptable for state and its institutions,” CM Mahmood said.
He directed the Social Welfare Department to take measures to free the helpless women and children from the clutches of these professional networks and make arrangements for their rehabilitation by sending them to welfare homes.
These views were stated by Mahmood while chairing a progress review meeting of the Social Welfare Department at CM Secretariat.
He expressed concern over the influx of beggars from other provinces adding that stern measures should be taken to discourage the trend. Mahmood furthered that exploitation of helpless toddlers, children and women is tantamount to sadism and worst form of cruelty under the very eyes of state which cannot be accepted at any cost.
The Chief Minister has also directed the officials of the department to finalize arrangements for the inauguration of the Senior Citizens Support Centre and Bolo Helpline.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 18th, 2019.
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