Begging as a profession
I want to express my discontent and anguish against the evils of street begging. It is assuming and alarming proportion in our country. There are more beggars in our country than ever before. No bazaar, not street and no garden is free from them. They pester you at your home, follow you to your office, unnerve you at the traffic signals and worry you at your shop. If you do not pay attention to them, they curse you. Some of them are quite healthy and strong. They have taken to begging as a profession because they do not want to work.
I believe that all type of begging should be abolished by law. Able bodied mendicants should be made to work on fixed wages in factories or work in houses. For others, poor houses should be opened where they could be fed and clothed at Government expenses. The beggars who suffer from infectious ailments should not be allowed to spread disease by moving about in streets or lying on roads. They must be sent to hospitals for treatment.
There rampant presence is counter-productive for the honour and esteem of the nation; they are a blot on the dignity of the Pakistan and must be removed from the scene. If someone is really destitude he/she sould be looked after by Bait ul Mal or other official charity houses; and begging as a profession to earn easy money, at the cost of this nations selfesteem must be eradicated by all means of the state power. —Karachi