A couple of days ago, a tweet went viral which showed the opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif snubbing a disabled citizen who requested an automatic wheelchair.
The video surfaced on various media channels and Shehbaz was widely criticized on social media as well. Various people offered to help while others demanded the government to intervene in the matter.
The next day, Pakistan Baitul Mal’s Managing Director, Aon Abbas, came across the video and asked people on Twitter to help him identify the person. He tweeted:
— Aon Abbas Buppi (@AonAbbasPTI) January 24, 2019
He declared former CM Punjab’s gesture as ‘shameful’ and vowed to provide the man with the wheelchair.
“Shameful. Pls someone share his contact details. InshAllah [email protected] will provide him a wheelchair,” the tweet read.
After many responses to Aon’s tweet, the needy person was identified as Zahid from Okara. The following day, Aon and his team member traveled to Okara and presented him with an automatic wheelchair.
کئی سالوں سے پنجاب پر حکمرانی کرنے والے خود ساختہ خادم اعلی اوکاڑہ کے زاہد کے آٹومیٹک ویل چیئر کے مطالبہ پر کس طرح ہاتھ چھڑوا کر بھاگ گئے. وزیر اعلی پنجاب کی گزارش پر زاہد کو چیر مین بیت المال عون عباس صاحب نے ویل چیئیر دی.سنئے زاہد کے جذبات!یہ ہے پرانے اور نئے حکمرانوں کا فرق! pic.twitter.com/v8uY6ferWr
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@ShabazGil) January 25, 2019
The spokesman to CM Punjab, Dr. Shahbaz Gill tweeted the news stating that he was overwhelmed by the response of Zahid over fulfillment of his wish. He also thanked DM Baitul Mal Aon Abbas, for his prompt action.