In a heart-warming gesture, Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar has offered free food and drinks at his restaurant for all those rendered jobless people and vulnerable families who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Pakistan is currently under a lockdown right now fighting the coronavirus outbreak after recording more than 1,000 positive cases. Also Read - IPL 2021 Points Table Latest Update After DC vs PBKS, Match 11: Royal Challengers Bangalore Reclaim Top Spot After Beating KKR, Shikhar Dhawan Pips Glenn Maxwell in IPL Orange Cap List, Harshal Patel Bags Purple Cap
The 51-year-old Dar, who has officiated in close to 400 international games, runs a restaurant under the name ‘Dar’s Delighto’ in Lahore. To help his countrymen, Dar has announced that people, who have lost their jobs due the Coronavirus, can have their meals at his restaurant. Also Read - Delhi Lockdown News: Chandni Chowk, Other Markets Under Self-imposed Lockdown From Today Due to Corona Surge
“Coronavirus has spread all over the world and its effects are now being seen in Pakistan as well,” Dar said a video message.” Also Read - IPL 2021 Today Match Report, DC vs PBKS Scorecard: Shikhar Dhawan Powers Delhi Capitals to Emphatic Six-Wicket Win Over Punjab Kings
“However, without our support, our government cannot control this. I request all people to follow the instructions as directed by the government.”
“During this lockdown, people have become jobless. I own a restaurant named Dar’s Delighto on Pia Road in Lahore. People who are jobless can come there and eat food for free,” Dar, an ICC elite panel umpire, said in video message posted on Twitter.
Around 1200 confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported so far in Pakistan while nine people have lost their lives.
Former captain Shahid Afridi is also carrying out extensive relief work through his charity foundation.
“Coronavirus has spread all over the world, and its effects are now being seen in Pakistan as well,” said the former first-class cricketer.
“The provincial governments and the central government have issued measures for you to follow for your safety,” the veteran umpire added.