In a touching gesture, international umpire Aleem Dar has offered free food at his restaurant in Lahore for the needy in these uncertain times, especially those who have lost their employment due to the lockdowns forced by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dar, who has stood in 386 international matches – the most by anyone – said in a video message that he was offering free food at his restaurant Dar’s Delighto to those who have hit hard times due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
“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 has issued measures for you to follow for your safety.
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“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 especially can come there and eat food for free.”