August 31, 2011

PAKISTAN: Six sons, wife threw him out says 75-year old

LAHORE / The Daily Times / News / August 31, 2011

By Ali Hassan

ISLAMABAD: Imagining festivity of Eidul Fitr without near and dear ones is a nightmare. To almost all of us such feelings send shiver through spines. But there are hundreds in capital who will celebrate this joyous moment without their loved ones.

There are large number of senior citizens in care centers of federal capital, who wait for their relatives on Eid every year and will spend another Eid without meeting their loved ones. On the other hand the government departments and relevant NGOs are not taking any step to help such persons. The political and social personalities also do not bother to visit these orphans even on the Eid day, which shows that they are not interested in solving the problem of public and they have sympathy for the poor.

Daily Times learnt that there are 20 elders living in Edhi Home in Islamabad.

Mohammad Fiaz, a 75-year-old blind man belonging to Gujar Khan is also living in Edhi Home for four years. He has six sons and a wife threw him out of house and he was living in Edhi Home. He said that what would be the life of a person whose sons had told their father to get lost. He said he missed his family on Eid but he also knew that no one from his family would come to visit him.

Source: Daily Times 
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