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AFP
December 9, 2019

Elderly porters wait for a miracle to improve their lives

Islamabad

AFP
December 9, 2019

Islamabad : Around 150 porters roaming around the most visited tri-weekly bazaar of federal capital located at H-9 sector are desperately waiting for a miracle to happen in Naya Pakistan that could improve their miserable lives and give them identity, acknowledgment and reward for serving the visitors in carrying their shopped items only for the sake of few pennies.

These porters are registered by Capital Development Authority (CDA) and they work hard from morning to evening through collecting their trolleys from concerned office in the bazaar early in the morning and moving to different sections requesting the visitors to hire their services.

And finally they left for their homes with a very meagre amount in their pockets.

“I reach this Bazaar at 6:00 a.m on Friday, Sunday and Tuesday; stand in a queue to collect my trolley along with my all old-age co-workers, which takes almost two to three hours. The officials note down my name, CNIC number and other details and hand over the trolley to me till 9:00 a.m.,” a porter, Arshad Ali said while talking to this agency.