An engineering graduate of the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Usman Ashraf set up a fruit stall during the lockdown to support his family and gain experience.

Speaking to Independent Urdu, Usman said that he sold fruits to learn about public interaction, customer dealing and communication skills.

“I wanted to implement all the courses that I learnt in the university in a real-life scenario so I decided to do set up a fruit stall”, added Usman.


Usman also wanted to learn about the difficulties that roadside vendors face daily and the challenges of the buyers.

“During this time, I faced a lot of troubles. Sometimes people would say mean things to me but I think if a person works hard and do it with fair means then there is nothing wrong in it.”

Usman is now looking for a job in his field.