APROPOS Rafia Zakaria’s article ‘A ban on begging’ (Dec 14). There was a time when beggars were rounded up every two or three months and taken away. If memory serves me right, this used to happen during the reign of Ayub Khan, when Karachi was the capital.

The law against begging must still be in force, but beggars share their earnings with their facilatators. One hopes that the new chief minister reads this and does something about it.

Shakir

Karachi

Published in Dawn December 18th, 2016

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