RAHIM YAR KHAN: As soon as dawn breaks in Sadiqabad, Rubina gets her motorcycle-rickshaw ready, not just to drop her children to school but to also go around the streets picking and dropping people – a means through which she has been putting bread to the table in her house since her husband’s demise
, Rubina said there was nothing for her to be ashamed of as she had taken to the right way to earn a living.
Initially, people would look down upon her for taking up riding a motorcycle-rickshaw, she said, but things got better with time. “I did not lose spirit.”
Rubina, a resident of Abid Colony, first drops her two daughters and son, along with other children from the neighbourhood, to school. After which she drives her motor-cycle rickshaw towards the bazaar side where she takes up rides for the day, earning from which is what her children’s education and meals rely on.
The woman believes the cause of her children’s education is what keeps her going.