A video has been going viral on social media. It’s of a Pakistan beggar who introduces himself as Shaukat Bikhaari and goes onto to explain how makes 1000 rupees per day, leading up to a total of 30,000 rupees per month!
Ye hai multan ka bhekari shoqat hazori bagh road py banai
He starts of the video with an introduction. His english is surprisingly good as he repeated everything he said in both english and urdu. A man interrogates him and asks how he’s able to make so much money just by begging.
Shaukat said the secret was in asking for as little money as possible. If you ask for 50 or 100 rupees, people would most probably shun you away. However, if you ask for 1 or 2 rupees, they will most probably end up giving it to you. More often than not, people don’t carry around lose change. Which in results in a beggar getting 10 or 20 rupees even if they ask for something much less.
Shaukat then went on to say that he had accumulated a total of more than 10 lakh in his bank account at a famous bank. To prove his point, he showed the camera a receipt he received after depositing money in his bank account. The total was a staggering 10,10680. Shaukat had accumulated so much money just by begging on the streets of Multan.
He concluded the video by talking about Nawaz Sharif and how he was Pakistan’s biggest thief. He said it was his daughter’s fault for speaking out against the army, courts, and local authorities, which resulted in him being arrested and serving jail time.
This brings up the question of whether or not one should give to beggars. While there are scandalous people like Shaukat the beggar out there, I believe there are also others which do need us to help them. I guess our intentions have to be in the right place. What do you believe? Let us know in the comments.