Islamabad will soon host the first old home for sheltering old people on a self-help basis. The World Peace Movement (WPM) will build the home for senior citizens in the federal capital, providing range of services to care for the home’s inhabitants.
The home will accommodate 40 elderly persons at the start while later it will be expanded to provide room for 400 people. Land has been acquired and other arrangements made by the WPM for constructing the home. President of WPM and eminent social figure Amjad Alvi also told media about a free legal bench that has been constituted for prisoners who are rotting in jail for minor crimes simply because they can’t afford to hire a lawyer for fighting their cases in court.
The construction of a home for elderly citizens who don’t have any family to care for them will be a landmark social achievement for the World Peace Movement. It is hoped that the project will inspire others to act in the same direction.