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The Most Popular Pakistani on Quora Needs Your Help

Have you heard about the famous police constable from Quora? The under-educated, underprivileged, middle-aged dude from Pakistan who, given his circumstances, is a better writer than he has any right to be?

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He guards us against threats during the day and warms our hearts through his writings by night. His is the hand behind adorable stories of how a low-income Pakistani family makes ends meet.

His is the face that shows how an ordinary police constable tries to keep his morality and nobility intact, in a country that doubts the honesty of law enforcement agencies as an established belief.

Neman Ashraf

Police constable, Blogger, Daydreamer.

Neman is a police constable from Pakistan, and the most followed Pakistani on Quora, a question and answer site with over 200 million unique monthly visitors. Neman, through his brilliant answers and brutally honest glimpses of his life as a low-income government job-holder in Pakistan, has managed to garner quite a following — over 42,300 followers to be exact.

He has 8.6 million answer views. With a total of 131 answers, that amounts to an average of over 60,000 views per answer. Away from glamor, hidden from the spotlight, Neman has shone brighter than anyone could have fathomed. Or maybe, it’s us who can’t believe someone from our ranks is so good at a skill even the most learned of us lack. Word by word, answer by answer, follower by follower, he has managed to create his own spotlight — something very few people are capable of doing.

However, despite receiving tons of suggestions to pursue writing as a career, Neman has never used his skill at it for financial gain of any kind. In fact, he never had the time to even think about it.

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I cannot give up on my job. No way!

For a family man, who earns $280 per month, he has more pressing concerns at hand — his current home, for instance.

“First I need to get some peace for myself that my family is fine, at least in terms of living conditions.” he shared. “The house I’m living in, really needs to be rebuilt from the ground up. It was constructed more than 50 years ago and its condition can’t be any worse.”

The walls are built of clay and the roof is willing to give up. When it rains, water rushes in from roof corners like it’s some waterfall while clay keeps spilling out of the walls. The front boundary wall is 6-feet high and is a continuous concern for him, keeping him worried about his family’s safety as he leaves for work. And yet, this is all his savings could buy after 16 years of relentless services as a policeman.

“It hurts me to see my kids play on the floor since no matter how good you mop it, it still remains messy as dirt keeps coming out of the cracks,” sighed Neman.

How Can You Help Neman Ashraf?

Neman has never asked for any help, especially not for things he doesn’t need. He doesn’t get paid for writing anything. He just does it because he loves to do so, and he doesn’t really want anything in return. Just a while ago, the laptop he used to browse the internet and write on Quora broke — and he was forced to ask the Quora community to help him out, and they responded!

It’s not even fame he is after — he already turned down an offer from a major news channel willing to feature him and was reluctant about being featured here on ProPakistani too at first. This time though, he could really do with some help.

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“I want you to trust me when I say this…. I would not have come online to put this plea before you If I could see myself being able to get it done on my own, even in the next decade.” said Neman.

He has already talked to a few contractors and has been advised that the house needs to be demolished and reconstructed — a cost of over $19,000.

“I can’t make it. Even if I start saving in die hard mode for the rest of my years remaining in service and let’s say if that becomes possible somehow, by that time the construction cost would have tripled anyway”

There is no other alternative. He has already applied for loans from two banks but was declined because of his profession — apparently, they do not entertain cops with loans or credit cards.

“A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.” — Bob Hope

Contribute

Neman has started a crowdfunding campaign to fix his house, letting anyone around the world contribute whatever they can. If you love his writing, I would encourage you to help him out. You can contribute in a number of ways.

Crowdfunding Campaign

Help Neman Ashraf raise funds to build a house – Crowdfunding Campaign

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If you are a Pakistani and would love to contribute, you can also make a wire transfer to Neman Ashraf’s bank account, attached below,

Account Information

Bank: Standard Chartered Bank, Pakistan
Account name: Neman Ashraf
Account Number: 01716697201
IBAN Number: PK66SCBL0000001716697201
Swift code: SCBLPKKX

Alternatively, you can send payments via Paypal to Neman’s brother, Adnan, who will then make sure the money ends up in the right hands.

Paypal Information
Account: [email protected]

As of now, Neman has raised over $1,700. We will update the article with updated figures soon.

Note: If you are worried about the legitimacy of the information in this article, you can check on Neman’s social media profile where he has verified that the information over here is true. For any further concerns, you can reach out to the writer using the contact form on ProPakistani.

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  • Hmm, I can get him a copywriting job if he contacts me. Starting salary = four times what he makes now.

  • I hope you guys are posting this with Neman’s consent. In his recent answer on Quora he showed some reservations about media using his story without his permission.

    • Yes, we wouldn’t have gone ahead with this otherwise. I know his reservations and have explicitly gotten his consent before going ahead with this. :)

  • Such talents should be cherished* . But the bloody government? All they care about is to widen the road or narrowing of road by demolishing the houses and shops of innocent people..!!! BITCH..!!

  • I’m glad for Neman he could make it till here– having his own house in capital city. More, i’m sure and prayerful he get, what he is wanting in his life.

    • Are you living in early 2000s …. you can get your accounts open without much now. Get outside and get some air please before judging someone on a bank account.

      • My friend makes 15000 a month and a Standard Chartered account.
        I know back then they didn’t used to open accounts like that, but now they do.

  • Crypto money like bitcoins was invented for people like him. and this reminds me of Commander X.

  • That is incorrect I believe. there are other types of account i.e Salary account which just need a Salary slip from employer.

  • App ny lgta Zya Phakki k sath Lassi Pi li hai jo ooper se neechy tak Charr chukki hai

    Duffer
    Basic Banking Account is Just for Rs 1000

    Minimum Rs 100 in various Banks

    Go and Get some Workout and then Comment

    :/

    • ghulam bhai they have saadiq Payroll current account where you dont have to pay and the above guy is really need some manners to address some one

    • Zyada ni Just Website SCB ki visit krny ki zehmat kr lety

      And yes I said Correct

      Stop Commenting before proper Logic

      :P

  • it means @AbdulWAHABAlam:disqus can also ask for donations just because he has most comments on ProPk?

  • I wonder this guy can write english so well and he has mentioned that he surf the web all the time but why cant he get any copywriting job online which could pay him very well..I m sure he must have heard “Fiver” where people making money just by managing teams and here this guy can write himself.He can get easily earn 100000 per month with his writing skills.One can also live in a rented house.

  • Perhaps he could make more money if he focused on his job or something else instead of wasting time on quora?

    • He is NOT “wasting” his time on Quora!! He is like a an inspiration to many. From an Indian prospective, he is one among those “few” factors which has kept the faith of Indians intact on Pakistanis.

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