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Salman Khan Pays Salary For 25,000 Workers Amidst Corona Fears

Good example.

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Amid the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown, it’s good to see people doing the best they can to help others. Bollywood’s Salman Khan is also using his resources and platform to help daily wage workers.

According to the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), the megastar’s Being Human Foundation has extended support to take care of 25000 daily wage workers.

Why 25000? It might be because the FWICE president previously mentioned that they employed 500000 daily wage workers under all their subsidiaries. Of these 500000 employees, only 475000 could take care of themselves for one month.


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Salman Khan has stepped in to take up the responsibility of the remaining 25000 workers and their families.

Previously FWICE appealed to leading film bodies to help their daily wage workers. It is no secret that daily wage workers are most affected by India’s 21 days Coronavirus lockdown. 

Across the Border

While we commend the effort made by the megastar from Bollywood’s House of Khans, our own Pakistani celebs have been nothing short of exemplary.

They might not have a platform like Salman Khan or the huge resources, but actors like Feroze Khan and Maya Ali have been organizing and delivering ration bags for daily wage workers.

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This is the first batch of ration bags which has just arrived. It’s the right time when we should play our own part and shouldn’t wait for others to come and save people. It is a very crucial time and we should become one as a nation and stick together. Alhamdulillah I am glad that ALLAH has given me this opportunity to help those in need at a time like this. A few days ago I got this thought in my mind which I shared it with my friends @faizasaqlain_ and @saqlainhayder who also became a part of this… I am truly thankful to each and every single individual who donated and played their part even from outside Pakistan. We have no idea how long this will go on, but we have to stand together for those in need and are less fortunate. Insha ALLAH this all will end soon but until then we have to continue doing this… If any one wants to donate, please contact on this number and I’ll make sure this reaches the deserving affected people. I am going to attach the list of all the items which are included in a Rashan bag. Each rashan bag costs 5k, and if anyone wants to make their own Rashan bag and send that instead of money, you can do that also… Let’s become one nation to fight corona and win against it…. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Please send the picture of the receipt once you make the payment in this number. +923103111121 Bank Alfalah Nift code: 0530128 Branch name: Cavalry Ground Branch Lahore Name: FAIZA SAQLAIN Account: PK51ALFH0157001004713768 Branch code: 0157 Swift code: ALFHPKKA157

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Their efforts do not just extend to workers in the biz but all daily wage workers. Actor and singer Ali Zafar also did his part.

 

Similarly, model Anoushey Ashraf teamed up with designer Nomi Ansari to do the same.

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@ansarialert is an angel from heaven. It started with an idea of 50 bags! And even though we capped at 600 bags yesterday, we got donations from our friends for another 200 today and they’re still coming in! MashAllah. This all has happened and ration has reached @rha_pakistan and the @acfanimalrescueofficial and more will be delivered in the next two days! 800 families! May Allah be praised. REMEBER: This happened with ‘minimal’ interaction. I didn’t see even ONE donor, deliverer, carrier, packager, driver or receiver in person. Nomi’s two house guys (bless them) did the manual work with him overseeing the process. Just want to send a big shout to @unilever Pakistan @peekfreansofficial and @sooperpakistan for delivering goods to us! And then of course our Celebs, friends and family for donating so so generously! We could have never ever ever done this without each of you. What a dream!!!!!! #corona DONATIONS ARE NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OR PEOPLE WE DONT KNOW PERSONALLY, my inbox is flooded and I know you mean well, but donate to the said organisations directly if you can! Good luck!

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Even tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq teamed up with ‘Rizq’ a program aimed at feeding those living in poverty. Now they are providing food rations to wage workers and others in poverty alike.

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My foundation #stopwarstarttennis and @shizahassanofficial are joining hands with @rizq.sharefood in their #ehsaaskaro campaign in hopes to feed at least 10,000 people at this time of crisis. @rizq.sharefood has come up with ration bags costing Rs. 3500. Each ration bag includes Flour 20kg Rice 5kg Oil 3ltr Tea 100g Pulses 4*1kg Milk 250g Soaps 3 One ration bag can feed a family of 5 for at least a month. I request you all to donate Rs. 1000 and for every donation you make, @shizahassanofficial will match that with Rs 1000 and my foundation #stopwarstarttennis will donate Rs.1500 to this noble cause. Please make your donations at: Beneficiary bank: FAYSAL BANK LIMITED, LAHORE, PAKISTAN Swift Code: FAYSPKKA Final beneficiary: Account no.: 0457150900225401 Account title: STOP WAR START TENNIS Branch address: FAYSAL BANK LIMITED 25 B 2 GULBERG 3 LAHORE I will be sending out signed copies of my book to all the donors in Pakistan once the lockdown is over. Please share your postal details with me on dms. Hoping for everyone to make generous donations for our fellow Pakistanis in this time of need. Let's work together to make a hunger free Pakistan in sha Allah 🙏🙏🙏 #coronavirus #Coronaviruspakistan #donation #makingadifference #worktogether #pakistan #hungerfreepakistan #ehsaaskaro #rationbags #fighthunger

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Few days ago my foundation #stopwarstarttennis and @shizahassanofficial joined hands with @rizq.sharefood to help them raise funds for their #ehsaaskaro campaign delivering ration bags worth Rs3500 to families in need during the corona virus pandemic. By the Grace of Allah the distribution process has begun and @rizq.sharefood teams are going door to door,delivering ration bags following their data base to the most needy ,poor ,hungry ,daily wagers in lahore and Islamabad for now. I visited @rizq.sharefood hub in lahore today to see their distribution process and delivered a few ration bags among some deserving families myself. I am super thankful to all the donors who in response to my request contributed Rs1000000 and grateful to Pakistan's leading fashion designer @shizahassanofficial for matching that amount and as promised my foundation stop war start tennis has added Rs 1.5million making it a total of Rs 3.5million Alhamdulliah This amount will help @rizq.sharefood to deliver 1000 ration bags among 1000 needy families in sha Allah . We have to work together and help each other out to make a hunger free pakistan and get pass this corona virus pandemic in sha Allah 🙏🙏🙏 Stay safe ,stay happy ,stay healthy, stay blessed Everyone #coronavirus #coronaviruspakistan #thankful #grateful #humbled #donation #hungerfreepakistan #helpingothers #worktogether #staysafe #stayhappy #stayblessed #stayhealthy #stayathome #rationbags #distributingfood #coronainpakistan

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The Shahid Afridi Foundation is known globally as one of the most charitable institutes. Of course, our booming batsman was going to step up for daily wage workers.

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In this pandemic #Covid19, it is our duty to support each other and remember the underprivileged communities. I am doing my part by creating awareness, sharing information on precautions, symptoms dos & donts to fight #COVD-19. @safridifoundation is dedicated to it's mission of #SAFhealth & has installed and distributed hand sanitizers at #SFCH alongside creating mass awareness through instructions and guidelines. We have also created an isolation ward for patients who show any symptoms. To continue SAF's mission of #HopeNotOut we distributed ration for ones who have lost their livelihood in this harsh pandemic times. I request you all to take maximum care. Stay Home, Stay Calm, Stay Safe! #SocialDistancing #SelfIsolation

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Written by Ummara Sheraz

Entertainment & culture writer at ProPakistani/Lens. Occasionally dabbles in other news.

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