The Pakistani Haroon has a dream. Haroon wants to become the bodybuilding champion of Pakistan, preferably even of the world. He uses stones for weightlifting and puts children on his shoulders while doing push ups. His family doesn’t really agree with his hobby, they worry more about making ends meet.
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