January 11, 2010

PAKISTAN: Capital to have first old home

. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan / The Nation / January 11, 2010 World Peace Movement (WPM) would build an Old Home (residential facilities for senior citizens) to provide multifarious services for wellbeing of senior citizens on self-help basis in the Federal Capital soon. “Initially, about 40 elderly persons will be accommodated in the old home and its capacity will be enhanced up to 400 persons,” WPM President and renowned social figure Malik Amjad Alvi told this news agency here on Sunday. He informed that a suitable piece of land has already been acquired while all the necessary arrangements have been completed for construction of the building. Amjad Alvi further said that his organisation has also constituted a free legal bench for assistance of prisoners who are languishing in different jails for minor crimes or not being able to pay fines after completion of their imprisonment period. He said so far several prisoners have been got released from Haripur jail and added that he along with his team would undertake visit of Adiyala jail to find and help such prisoners. Amjad Alvi, who is also President of Amnesty International -Islamabad Chapter, vowed to work for the rights of consumers in the Federal Capital and said, the benefit of reduction in the prices of various commodities should be passed on to the consumers. [rc] © Copyright 2004 - Nawaiwaqt Group of News Papers Seniors World Chronicle adds: All national and regional newspapers in Pakistan have covered this announcement. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL's website states it has no presence in this country. Google does not have any information about WORLD PEACE MOVEMENT, Pakistan.