Meet the rickshaw driver who gives free ride to schoolgirls to promote girls’ education in his area
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Peshawar: A rickshaw driver named Arab Shah has been providing free pick and drop service to school girls to promote girls’ education in his area.
The 30-year-old rickshaw driver has been giving free rides to students for the past six years.
Speaking to a local news channel, Arab Shah said that he picks up and drops more than 100 children in his auto-rickshaw, which costs him PKR 500 every day.
While answering a question of why he started this service, the Rickshaw driver said, “My sisters did not have a facility for transport, due to which they were unable to complete their education. I started this service so that these girls do not miss out on education as my sisters have suffered,” said Shah.
He added, “I want more girls to pursue their education,” continuing that no one from the government supports him.
Shah also revealed, ” After dropping students to school, I drive rickshaw till 11:00 pm, which helps me for my own livelihood.”
Arab Shah said that people, who could afford to help such families, should also come forward.
“All this gives me a spiritual satisfaction,” he stated.
Shah wished to buy more rickshaws so that no girl could miss out on education for not having enough money to pay for transportation.
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