ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Shelter Homes Naseem ur Rehman said on Saturday that efforts were underway to make the ‘Panahgah’ model sustainable by mobilizing multiple stakeholders including philanthropists, businessmen, students, civil society and others. Naseem ur Rehman, while speaking to APP in an interactive session, informed this to a meticulously selected group of students and teachers of Grammar School Rawalpindi at one of the Islamabad-based Panahgah near Peshawar Morr, Sector G-9. He said the interactive session was part of the pilot project launched by the ‘Panahgah’ management to boost sustainable efforts with mobilization of different stakeholders including civil society, students of universities, colleges and schools, and people from other walks of life. The initiative aimed for the social development of the people so that the society could evolve as a whole with socio-economic uplift of the poor segments of the country, especially daily wage earners who were being provided shelter in the government owned facilities across the country. He said the students, during the session, evinced keen interest in the safety, security and sustainability aspects of ‘Panahgahs’ and pledged support for the public service initiative dedicated to serve the poor daily wage earners. Naseem said he had urged the students to actively participate in community service which would eventually groom them for a responsible and fulfilling role. At the end of session, he said students mingled with the workers and beneficiaries to get a first-hand feel of the quality of food and basic services that was now reaching hundreds of needy workers. The network has been expanded across the country as more than 100 shelter homes were providing quality services to the daily wage earners on the regular basis. “The ‘Panahgah’ management is striving to improve the basic services to include water, sanitation and hygiene for promoting healthy lives,” he added.