Rawalpindi: The Punjab Auqaf Department has sought a list of darbars located in Rawalpindi district, a news source reported. The provincial government plans to establish shelter homes in these shrines for the devotees.
The departments concerned have been directed to compile a list of darbars covering more than two kanals of land so that they could host a large number of devotees who come from far-flung areas to pay their respects for three days.
The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA), in collaboration with local philanthropists, recently set up a shelter home in the basement of Raja Bazaar parking plaza.
RDA Chairman Arif Abbasi said people will be registered for three days in the shelter at a time and they would be granted extension if they do not find alternate arrangements, adding that necessary steps will be taken to provide employment opportunities to the homeless so they are able to provide shelter for themselves in the long run.