Members of the Sikh community in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have been distributing ration bags among families affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Speaking to Arab News, a Sikh pharmacist from Peshawar, Dr Jatinder Singh said, “We try not to publicise this since we only seek our reward from God and want to protect the identity and dignity of all beneficiaries.”

Singh said many Sikh business owners have donated big-heartedly to distribute the ration packs among 400 families.



“This is a community-driven welfare service which is a great source of satisfaction for us,” he added.

Before the emergence of COVID-19, Singh and his community also helped to arrange collective Iftar dinners for Muslims during Ramazan. Now, Muslim philanthropists have also started participating in the Sikh community’s ration initiative.

“We distribute ration packs among deserving families regardless of their caste and creed,” Singh said. “We hope that this endeavor will somewhat mitigate the negative economic impact on people’s lives caused by the pandemic.”