This ICC Elite panel umpire’s gesture must be applauded
XtraTime Web Desk: ICC Elite panel umpire from Pakistan, Aleem Dar has come forward to support the people of Lahore who have lost their employments especially labourers due to the lockdown to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
The Lahore based umpire, who also owns a restaurant Dar’s Delighto has decided to serve free food to all those suffering brutal times during the outbreak.
In his video message shared on social media the veteran umpire said, “Coronavirus has spread all over the world, and its effects are now being seen in Pakistan as well,”
— Aleem Dar 🇵🇰 (@AleemDarUmpire) March 23, 2020
“The provincial governments and the central government have issued measures for you to follow for your safety.”
“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.”
Pakistan’s tally of cases rose to 1,022, with eight deaths, its Health Ministry said on Wednesday.