CHITRAL: A large number of professional beggars from down districts have swarmed Chitral ahead of Eidul Fitr.
According to sources, these beggars are brought here from Punjab by a gang. They are dropped in front of mosques and in streets in the morning and picked up in the evening.
For many years, these beggars arrive in Chitral with the start of the summer season.
A lawyer in Peshawar has filed a petition in the high court seeking direction to the government to take action against gangs behind such professional beggars.–GH Farooqui