Government leaders visited underprivileged and ill children during the Eid holidays to bring them some holiday cheer, according to the Directorate General of Public Relations.
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif visited the SOS Village on Ferozepur Road on the day after Eid, cutting a cake and serving it to the children personally and distributing gifts and Eidi among them.
Speaking on the occasion, Sharif said the SOS Village was doing an invaluable service by taking in the orphans. He said it was a national and religious responsibility for every member of society to share their Eid joy with the homeless and destitute. He thanked the SOS Village staff.
Health Minister Khalil Tahir Sindhu visited Children’s Hospital on the eve of Eid and distributed Eid gifts on behalf of the chief minister. The minister went from bed to bed asking after the children and about the quality of facilities.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2013.