Ramazan Beggar Invasion

Burka-Beggar.jpgKarachi Brace Yourself. The beggar community has issued a nation-wide call to all potential beggars and other wanna-be beggars to invade Karachi during Ramazan. I have heard people anxiously planning to travel from Interior Sindh to take part in the festivities during the holy month.

This organized mafia attacks innocent God-fearing-Fasting people like us who in pity will shovel out a 5-Rupee coin to this mafia, consider it as the Bhatta we pay them for leaving us alone, and you are allowed a peaceful passage until the next signal where a fresh gang invades your car.

I simply refuse to give money as a matter of principle and instead choose to buy a few bags of Biryani to hand that out. What do you do?

7 Comments so far

  1. Fahad Fateh (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2005 @ 5:05 am

    I agree that this so called beggar mafia does exists and is taking away the money that should have gone to those poor people who choose to work hard and earn some money rather than ask some one for it. But dont forget that this mafia has many innocent abducted children who get food only because they were able to get some money for their abductors. I give money to these children just for that reason. Its not their fault that they are forced to do the wrong thing.

    You never know when some money and an advice with sweet words may change the life of one child, some years from now when he/she is old enough to differentiate between good and bad and still remembers you.

  2. Kashif (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2005 @ 11:40 am

    These professionals are making it difficult for the really needy people to get the benefit of zakat and charity. I have heard that streets of Karachi are auctioned at Ramazan time.

  3. mohummed (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2005 @ 11:43 am

    Not only people from interior sindh come to Karachi but people from all over Pakistan come here. From Punjab , Baluchistan , NWFP e.t.c.

  4. sinner (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2005 @ 12:07 pm

    eat the biryani myself…..lol

  5. Darwaish (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2005 @ 2:37 pm

    i have to agree with fahad. personally, i ve learned over the years that not giving money doesn’t help at all.

  6. sana (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2005 @ 11:48 pm

    they don’t listen when you say you don’t have change!!! this irks me to NO END!

  7. Fahad Fateh (unregistered) on September 24th, 2005 @ 9:11 am


    Just say it once and then just dont repeat it.

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