Walls of kind­ness

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - AB­DUL MOIZ MA­LIK

A cou­ple of months ago, there came a trend, namely, ‘ The Wall of Kind­ness’, on so­cial me­dia. It was an ini­tia­tive started in Iran where the well to do hang and leave their ex­tra clothes, com­forters, bags and sun­dries for the poor who don’t have any of that. It was a great trend and it was copied in Pak­istan too.

In var­i­ous cities, a num­ber of NGOs and in­di­vid­ual came for­ward and painted mul­ti­tude walls as ‘ wall of kind­ness’. The start- up gained mas­sive com­men­da­tion and peo­ple will­ingly came for­ward and hung the stuff which was not of their use on these walls and all this re­sulted in ben­e­fit of poor peo­ple. Peo­ple sup­ported this idea for some­time but now I saw most of those walls empty and bare with noth­ing hang­ing there ex­cept the writ­ing “Dee­war e Me­har­bani”.

Peo­ple should re­al­ize that it is a hu­man­i­tar­ian ven­ture and any sup­port from them will re­sult in ben­e­fit of a poor man and they should come for­ward and sup­port it. They should keep it go­ing and should not let it de­te­ri­o­rate like other good ini­tia­tives that started in our coun­try, but lost their rel­e­vance within a few days & weeks. — Karachi

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