Lahore, Oct 19: In a goodwill gesture, a restaurant owner in Pakistan has decided to offer free meals to any Indians visiting Pakistan on a short-term visa. The move has come after a family of 6 from Karachi was denied accommodation in Mumbai hotels.
Karachi-based Pakistani family and they were forced to spend a night at a footpath in Mumbai, when they were refused by hotels and lodges Bhendi Bazaar area of Mumbai.
Iqbal Latif, who runs 26 franchises of international food outlet Dunkin Donut in Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar, has decided to welcome and offer free meals to any Indians visiting Pakistan on a short-term visa.
The banner was inscribed with Indian and Pakistani flags as well. The offer went into effect from Friday last week.
"I felt bad when I saw this that family had to spend night on a footpath near a police station and another part at a pavement at the railway station," shared Latif," reported Dawn online.
"It's not a big deal, but an effort to invoke the teachings of Gandhi Ji who preached love and coexistence all his life," said Latif.
"We served 2,432 people in Peshawar, Islamabad and Lahore. They all loved it," added Latif revealed.
Sales went up by 30 per cent since the day the offer went into effect.