Feroze Khan has taken the initiative to help the families of daily-wage earners who are suffering due to lack of income in the coronavirus panic. Sindh has gone in full-lockdown since 23rd March and Punjab is on its way as well. While most of us are in our comfortable homes enjoying nothing short of a vacation, everybody does not have the disposable income to even feed their families without daily wages, let alone stock up.
Feroze announced on his Instagram that he will be collecting donations to distribute ration packets and provided a contact number for anyone who wanted to participate.
“Anyone wants to contribute in ration bags. It can be zakat also. I am getting ration bags made of basic necessities. Please contact me if anyone is interested to contribute,” he wrote.
He then added a breakdown of how the money will be spent and each bag is supposed to be priced at PKR 1750.
The Ishqiya actor later updated via an Instagram story that 1500 bags have been distributed so far. He also urged people to keep donating because underprivileged people need all the help they can get in this dark time.
Other celebrities like Anoushay Ashraf and Nomi Ansari have partnered with organizations to donate over 1000 ration packets to daily wage earners as well. They’re also encouraging other people to take the initiatives in their own cities and help out!
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Keeping ourselves busy collecting donations for daily wage workers!! Will ensure transparency and that every ration bag is delivered to the right person. Right now we’re only taking donations from people we know personally. BUT, You can start an initiative in your own city too! Get a months worth of ration bags ready, get people to donate to one place and then deliver the bags to deserving people who’re suffering due to loss of work on a daily basis because of the COVID-19 scare! May Allah accept our small gesture. Thank you @nomiansari for being my partner in crime always! And thanks for taking these #zerofilter pics of me while we’re at work! Some goodness shared with the world in times of crisis. A good way to keep yourself busy too. Contact your local supermarket now. Get the ration bags ready! Time is of essence! Ensure there is a pamphlet ready on how to stay clear and clean off the virus too! This is to encourage people stay at HOME!! #corona #pakistan #karachi TO THE PEOPLE WHO DONATED, you know who you are! Blessing and prayers your way. Not advertising anyone’s names, just posting to encourage people in smaller cities to #fightcovid19 TAG ME AND SHARE YOUR STORY AND ID LOVE TO SHARE IT FURTHER SO WE KEEP GIVING HOPE TO PEOPLE AT SUCH A TIME! We started with a mere 50 bags! Over 300 now!!
Let’s follow in their footsteps and help others as much as we can. It’s easy to focus on only keeping ourselves safe but we should not lose sight of our fellow Pakistanis who are struggling to simply provide food for their families in this lockdown.