IT IS veracious to say that in every street we find beggars. I understand that they beg to fill their bellies and feed their families but, according to our religion, you should not beg but work for yourself. Only in the most extreme of circumstance should you consider begging says Islam.

Sadly, it has become a profession.

We must stop these people from begging and instead help them get some sort of work or job. There is only one way to stop this — it is harsh but I believe the only way we can overcome this menace — stop giving these people money.

Rehmat Shafique

Turbat

Published in Dawn, December 22nd, 2018

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