Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan said impoverished children living in institutes were responsibility of the state and the government as they are not street children.
“The provincial government will take utmost care of the children as they deserve special attention,” said the chief minister while taking to media during a visit to Zamong Kor, a model institute for destitute children on the occasion of Eidul Fitr.
Khan spent quite enough time with the children in the institute and distributed Eid gifts amongst them.
The chief minister was accompanied by cabinet members Hisham Inamullah and Kamran Bangash, provincial lawmakers Arbab wasim and Rabia Basri during the visit.
While greeting the entire nation on Eidul Fitr, the chief minister said it was an occasion of immense pleasure for the whole nation that the Eid was celebrated the same day across the country.
Talking to media, Khan strongly condemned Israeli atrocities on innocent Palestinians, saying Pakistan would continue its political, moral and diplomatic support to Palestinians for their just cause.
Khan also appealed to people to spend Eid holidays at homes and strictly adhere to coronavirus standard operating procedures to avoid the possible outbreak of the pandemic.
He also urged well off people across the province to take special care of the vulnerable and poor segments of society on the auspicious ocassion of Eidul Fitr.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 16th, 2021.