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88-year-old anonymous donor gives Sindh government a million rupees to beat Covid-19

88-year-old anonymous donor gives Sindh government a million rupees to beat Covid-19

Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah shared the heartwarming news and let's just say, faith in humanity restored.
Updated 25 Mar, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has really brought out the best and worst in people.

With Sindh in lockdown, it’s understandable that people are concerned but sometimes it gets alarming; we’ve heard enough cases of people emptying out stores, hoarding on groceries and making profit off selling sanitiser.

But where there is panic, there are also those who are out to do good and Murad Ali Shah gave us an example of one.

The Chief Minister took to Twitter to share the heartwarming news of an anonymous one million rupee donation to the Sindh Coronavirus Emergency Fund.

Shah also shared a note that came with donation which revealed the donor to be "a retired person of 88 years," and we're not crying, you are!

Shah said, "Such acts of kindness strengthen our resolve to continue fighting this challenge, & reassure us that humanity stands tall during such extraordinary times!"

We can't help but agree, it’s so nice to see such acts of kindness in difficult times. It's a reminder that good people still exist and we hope others will be inspired and follow suit!

It’s time we reciprocate the same positive energy back into our country and its people; play our role, stay home, wash our hands, and limit interactions with any elderly person at home (while of course sending them our virtual hugs and best wishes)!

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aslam khan Mar 24, 2020 03:59pm
No body is trusting PM with their donation.
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M. Saeed Mar 24, 2020 04:03pm
Appears to be the former CM, Qaim Ali Shah.
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abdulazizansari Mar 24, 2020 04:11pm
Good news! Philanthropy at it best! Now it remains with CM how best it can be used.
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SMI Mar 24, 2020 04:18pm
Expecting similar contribution from all our wealthy citizens and particularly from politicians !!!
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Akhtar Banbhan Mar 24, 2020 04:18pm
Long live humanity.May he live a healthy and blessed life. Aameen
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T. M. Reddy Mar 24, 2020 04:22pm
Salute to the Pakistanis. Kings of charity indeed.
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Fastrack Mar 24, 2020 04:24pm
Guys there are so many people helping the poor, the daily wagers, the locked down and needy in different ways. Proud to be a Pakistani.
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Anonymous Mar 24, 2020 04:27pm
That's how you give. Without your other hand not knowing.
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Rabia Mar 24, 2020 04:56pm
wish he'd given it to an organisation rather than the government
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bhaRAT Mar 24, 2020 04:56pm
Those who plundered the nation should bow their heads in shame.
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Chacha Mar 24, 2020 05:06pm
People of Pakistan are great, we need a strong and good leadership
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Cris Dan Mar 24, 2020 05:15pm
@SMI from Bilawal Bhutto and Shehbaz Sharif.
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Asad Mar 24, 2020 05:48pm
Please do not let Zardari know about it
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Arshad Mar 24, 2020 05:54pm
Hats off to the gentleman. Hope the money reaches the needy and is not pocketed by the politicians.
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Ms. Hadi Mar 24, 2020 06:00pm
A great gesture indeed. i hope something had come from Mr. Zardari whose bank account is over flowing with cash. It's time to contribute to this country from where he has earned a lot. Same goes for other politicians whose one time meal cost can cater to three times meals of so many poor families.
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Begum Bano Mar 24, 2020 06:14pm
Please reduce Poultry price to 70-100 per Kilo.
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Kashif Mar 24, 2020 06:25pm
That was an easy steal for the corrupt Sind government
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Jai Moolchandani Mar 24, 2020 06:26pm
Really Proud of Being Sindhi ..Because I am Sure This is From A sindhi Person ... And This Gift is For Hardworking CM
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Farooque Mar 24, 2020 07:18pm
CM is trustworthy and doing great job. In fact he is best among four..
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Ahmed Mar 24, 2020 07:23pm
@Cris Dan Leave politics out of this, please.
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ABCD Mar 24, 2020 07:57pm
CM is doing a commendable job to stop Corona. Expectation from federal government is not much high. All industrialists, volunteers and good hearted people should come forward to contribute anything either in cash or kind (safety equipments)to CM’s fund will be a great a help to the province to come over the hurdles. Defeat Corona, save mankind.
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Hassan Mar 24, 2020 08:15pm
This Government always ask for donation and at end money goes on their pocket as they collect millions of rupees on the name of basha dam or
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Bhaijan Mar 24, 2020 08:25pm
Good job .Others may follow. Appreciations for CM.
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Laila Mar 24, 2020 08:34pm
The gesture is great. My concern is, however, will it go into the right hands? Or will corrupt elements along the way pocket this donation themselves as has been custom in our politics.
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Asadullah Mar 24, 2020 09:32pm
Commendable act of kindness and no covid 19 can defeat humanity because such people still live on the face of earth salute.
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Zak Mar 25, 2020 12:01am
@ABCD CM is doing such a great job, that Sind has highest Corona virus cases and the system has collapsed. Only hope is if federal government takes over running of Sind.
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Imran Mar 25, 2020 12:03am
It seems to me that Sindh government will steal 80% and share only 20%. Following the 80-20 rule.
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Assad Raza Mar 25, 2020 02:11am
We will come out of this as a great nation Inshaallah,
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parveez shafi Mar 25, 2020 02:48am
Let's not jump the gun. Hope and pray Allahsubantahla guide us all on the right path. Pakistani have big hearts. We all can help by making sure no one in our area's go hungry. Be safe
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N abidai Mar 25, 2020 03:34am
He thinks the donation is for him ! 30 yrs ruling Sindh ,PPP, where are the hospitals ,labs and clinics ?
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N abidai Mar 25, 2020 03:36am
@aslam khan every body trust the PM IK,with donation,only honest pm after the money laundering team of pmln nawaz and PPP zarradari ,billionares ,even their grand kids are multi millionaire ! What are these two families be doing ,if not in gov't ?
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Zak Mar 25, 2020 04:41am
@Imran well said but, Sind government under PPP will steal 100%. Federal government should appoint Auditors to follow its distribution and keep CM and cronies far away from it.
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Zahid Mar 25, 2020 06:21am
Where are the wealthy rulers and thykaydars of Sindh? How much royals of PPP have contributed to the fund?
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SayNoToPlastics Mar 25, 2020 07:16am
Many good souls would like to donate but our previous experience with government conduct makes them hesitate. Best is that hospitals should publish their requirements directly online and suppliers their goods. Donors can place orders with cash on delivery .
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ukasha rajpoot Mar 25, 2020 07:32am
Reminds me of "88 year old young fakir" from Shahab nama
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mirza Mar 25, 2020 07:46am
You will never hear Bhuttos or Shareefs giving a penny towars any charitable cause
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Taj Mar 25, 2020 09:28am
This money will vanish away like the hydel dam fund?
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Rehan Ahmed Mar 25, 2020 10:55am
Almost all the commentators are directing the donor with masculine characteristics. He, him or gentlemen. Who knows that the donor maybe someone from special gender? Did you just think about female? LOL
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INDEPENDENT Mar 25, 2020 01:32pm
Very thankful to the person who donated the money but unfortunately it went to the wrong person. I can bet.
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AZAM AKBAR Mar 25, 2020 02:12pm
Mr. Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, Please spend this amount for the welfare of the people, don't transfer to the benami/unknow account. The people have doubt: Will this amount from a noble, gentle female /male Pakistani go into the right hands?
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Laila Mar 26, 2020 06:36pm
@mirza well of course not. They all take. Giving is a foreign concept to them.
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