Beggary in Ramazan
The evil of beggary has pierced in the roots of our social life. It has taken the form of an industry. In Ramazan, it becomes a flourishing business. The beggars gather at places frequented by the people. The mosques, market places, bus stands, railway stations and universities are their favourite places. It is impossible to move about these places peacefully. If you show generosity and open your purse, you are surrounded by a host of them.
Some child lifters, in the guise of beggars, are on the look out for abducting children. The female beggars enter the houses quietly without calling out for alms at the door. If they are not noticed by the inmates, they run away with whatever they can lay hands on. They also act as informers to the burglars who break into houses at night.
Beggar problem in Pakistan has become very complicated as there is no check and balance on this worthless job. Some of them may be really feeble, deserving and poor but the majority is healthy and habitual. The said problem needs urgent attention of concerned authorities. — Karachi