Part-time beg­gars

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - SANA KHAN

Ac­cord­ing to a news re­port, thou­sands of fake beg­gars in dif­fer­ent parts of the country, have ap­peared in the city roads to col­lect char­ity from rich dur­ing the holy month of Ra­mazan. Th­ese beg­gars came from ru­ral ar­eas Pun­jab, Sindh and Balochis­tan, as soon the moon was sighted. Since the be­gin­ning of Ra­mazan, groups of beg­gars in­clud­ing men, women and chil­dren are roam­ing in shop­ping malls, mar­kets, road­side traf­fic sig­nals and streets for snatch­ing money, which peo­ple give them as char­ity.

Th­ese fake beg­gars are us­ing new tac­tics to get the at­ten­tion of the peo­ple in or­der to get money. The beg­gars have made it a busi­ness to earn money with­out any ef­fort, so con­cerned au­thor­i­ties should stop th­ese fake beg­gars, as there may be a strong mafia be­hind them. I would like to re­quest the peo­ple not to give money in the name of char­ity, un­less you are per­son­ally sure, they de­serve it. — Kech, Balochis­tan

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