Despite disabilities, Abdullah denounces begging to work hard
There is a famous saying: “What is earned with hard labor is eaten with pleasure.”–Abdullah’s devotion towards hard work is the manifestation of the essence behind this message.
Abdullah, a deaf-mute, sells lemonade and watermelon juice on a pushcart in Karachi. A resident of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Abdullah has been running his juice stall for the past eight to 10 years in one of busiest food streets of Bahadurabad.
A companion of Abdullah has told Dialogue Pakistan that he goes to his village (in AJK) to spend time with his family for some months and then comes back to Karachi to earn money for them.
He has written different prices for his product on juice container which helps him in communicating with buyers.
“I have five daughters and one son; six children in total. I don’t want to beg. I curse the one who begs,” said Abdullah while using sign language.
He further tells Dialogue Pakistan that he earns through hard work and peacefully takes the money home.
Abdullah’s shop is right opposite Chaar Minaar Chowrangi in Bahadurabad, Karachi.
Watch Dialogue Pakistan‘s feature story on Abdullah