Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/PAKISTAN – Covid-19: young Christians create a “Food bank” in solidarity with the poorest of the poor
Sahiwal – Young Catholics in Sahiwal, a town in Pakistani Punjab, offer evening meals to a hundred destitute people every day, in a solidarity activity that will continue until the crisis linked to Covid-19 ends. Ashiknaz Khokhar, secretary of the youth group, speaking with Fides, says: “We are reaching the homeless, especially those who sleep on the streets, deprived of any possibility of sustenance, settled under the trees by the roadsides”. And he explains: “We have created a food bank in the Catholic Church of Sahiwal with the collaboration of priests in our parish, to reach those who are marginalized, the poorest of the poor. We have an active group of young Christians, but our Muslim and Hindu friends are also actively supporting us in distributing food”.