Quetta: Elderly man made a 6 km long walking track on humanitarian basis
Yawar Ali Hazara engaged in improving the walking track in Quetta's Marriabad area: Photo provided by the author

Manan Mandokhail:

Quetta’s elderly man made a 6-kilometer-long walking track on a humanitarian basis to facilitate the people. The track has been carved out in the Koh e Murdar valley, located in the East of Quetta.

“My objective was to support the ailing people who come for a walk here”, Yawar Ali Hazara, the 61-year-old man said. Yawar belongs to Quetta’s Hazara community and has been living in the Marriabad area of the city.

“God will give me a reward, I am not demanding anything from people”, he said while talking to the Daily Quetta Voice. Scores of citizens do walk on the track carved out by Yawar Ali in the Kohe Murdar mountain.

Yawar Ali Hazara has no phone

Yawar Ali Hazara said he made the track because doctors always advise people facing various diseases to do walk. “Where will they go, I thought”, he said recalling his initial plan.

Mr. Hazara has no mobile phone. Although, he informed that he watched his videos on social media on his daughter’s mobile. “People are calling my daughters and sons from various countries and appreciating my work”, Yawar Ali stated.

The video of Yawar Ali Hazara went viral on social media. Scores of people shared the video and appreciated his efforts and commitment to carving out the walking track.

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Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.