Pakistani old man carries 22o pounds of flour for 0.6 miles, earning meager wage to feed his family

April 22, 2017 10:42 am Last Updated: April 22, 2017 10:42 am

For the last 25 years, this aging man has been doing “back-breaking” work, hauling a 220 lbs sack of flour 0.6 miles each day in order to provide for his children.

In some parts of the world, it is a daily burden just to make ends meet. Sometimes even to provide for one’s family, and ensure a roof over one’s head each day, is not a sure thing. People live in a diverse array of circumstances, and some simply have to make a living by whatever means they can, getting through life one day at a time.

Syed Abdul Ghani, from Peshawar, Pakistan is one such man who literally bears the burden of providing for his household day in and day out. The livelihood of his family depends on him getting his job done one step at a time.

Syed Abdul Ghani earns his living by hauling a 220 lbs sack of flour 0.6 mi on his back.


Every day, he lugs a 220 lbs sack of flour a kilometer to earn a meager wage, and buy food for his children. He’s been hauling this load for a bakery every day for the last 25 years.

Thanks to his earnest efforts, he is able to earn 300 Pakistani rupees per day—something he is greatly proud of. After the trek, he makes his way to the market to purchase onions and potatoes for his family’s meal.


Syed says he is proud that he is able to provide an honest living for his children without resorting to begging. Indeed!

Although he may be an old gentleman, he still holds up the burden of his household, and supports his dependents—an honest day’s work and an honorable task!


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