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Thursday, 29 April 2021 12:52

Roadside iftar a happy sight in Pakistan

Pakistan: Roadside iftars have returned to the streets of Pakistan this year after a forced break in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thousands of people traditionally gather at different points across various cities to break their fast in the country during Ramadan, a sight that disappeared last year.

“After a gap of one year, the (roadside) iftaar have been planned again,” Arif Lakhani from one of the organising groups, Saylani, said.

“It was the first time in ten years that we did not arrange street iftaar for the people.”

Lakhani’s charity has been providing meals since 2011, offering a meal to fasting people at 75 points throughout the month.

A few individuals had started arranging roadside iftaar during Ramadan in the city of Karachi two decades ago, and it has now become a tradition.

A number of other cities, including the capital Islamabad, offer roadside iftaar to tens of thousands of people during Ramadan.

Darul Ihsan Media Desk

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