In Pakistan, athletes and artists often are seen doing odd jobs after they have trouble finding work in their specialized fields due to lack of opportunity or authorized bodies.
One such story of a Pakistani national hockey player Zareen Khan came forward when a local news channel covered Khan’s story. Khan told the news channel, “There is a lot of talent in Pakistan, but we don’t get any opportunities that is why I am selling Sharbat here.”
Zareen Khan from Peshawar is pronounced as one of the best players in 30 years by Islamia College University. He has won 3 gold and 2 bronze medals. Because of the lack of opportunity to play in his field and make an income out of it, he is selling gur ka sharbat on the streets of Peshawar. His story truly touched many hearts and also caught the attention of thousands of Pakistanis across the country.
Umar Khan, aka Ukhano, is a popular YouTuber after coming across his story, used his platform to put out a story asking for donations of 180K for Zareen as his education has come to a halt.
Within 24 hours, he collected the full amount and sent it over to Zareen in Peshawar with the help of Sisters In The City, run by Pashtun sisters surviving as advocates in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Upon receiving the amount, Zareen’s faith was restored in humanity. He has pledged to continue his education with the donations and study harder while also focusing on his only passion, hockey.
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