Umpire Aleem Dar offers free food for jobless at his Lahore restaurant
By: PTI | Lahore |

Published: March 27, 2020 8:24:28 pm


Umpires, from left, Aleem dar, Chris Gaffaney and Marais Erasmus walk in the field after play was suspended due to bad light conditions during the third day of the first test cricket match between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England Aleem Dar (left) has officiated near 400 worldwide matches. (File Photo/AP)

In a heartwarming gesture, Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar is providing free food at his restaurant right here for all these rendered jobless by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pakistan is below a lockdown proper now combating the coronavirus outbreak after recording greater than 1,000 optimistic circumstances.

“During this lockdown, people have become jobless. I own a restaurant named Dar’s Delighto on Pia Road in Lahore. People who are jobless can come there and eat food for free,” Dar, an ICC elite panel umpire, stated in video message posted on Twitter.

The 51-year-old Dar has officiated in near 400 worldwide video games.

“Coronavirus has spread all over the world, and its effects are now being seen in Pakistan as well,” stated the previous first-class cricketer.

“The provincial governments and the central government have issued measures for you to follow for your safety,” the veteran umpire added.

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