Appeal For The Sake Of Humanity & Safety Of All Road Users Of Karachi

We received the following message from Mr. Ahmed Parekh, father of Aamir Parekh, who died in a tragic car accident earlier this month. The accident was covered previously on KMB by IllusionFS and also by The News
The message follows :-
Mr. Aamir Parekh and his driver died, when container fell on their car at Korangi Road. To Stop repetition of such tragic incident, request is being made to road users, who manage to collect information from their overseas contacts(Principals, Customers – Importers – Chambers – NGOs – Foreign missions – etc)about transportation of containers on road of foreign countries.

Pls forward info. to following email address for isal-e-sawab of Mr. Aamir Parekh & Muhammad Hanif Driver.

Pls note as per international survey in 2001, death due to road accidents were as under:
Worldwide 4127
Pakistan 2170
India 443
China 227
Karachi 720 (as per TEB) 2 persons per day

Father of Aamir Parekh
Ahmed Parekh

5 Comments so far

  1. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 7:12 pm

    A very touching editorial, my prayers again go out to the Parekh family for this sad loss, I knew Aamir Parekh well, both as a neighbour and a patient. The family is simply devastated and inshallah time will help them overcome this loss.

  2. kidal (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 8:59 pm

    Sad indeed. But those stats are incorrect.

  3. mansoor (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 9:32 pm

    doc: inshallah! time heals all wounds…. i cannot even begin to imagine the pain they must be going through.

    kidal: how so?

  4. kidal (unregistered) on August 16th, 2006 @ 1:02 am

    According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO):

    “In 2002, an estimated 1.18 million people died from road traffic crashes: an average of 3242 deaths per day. Road traffic injuries accounted for 2.1% of all global deaths, making them the eleventh leading cause of global deaths”. To read the full report go to

    In 2003 road accident fatalities in China were 110,000 – about 300 per day! Here is the article

    In 2005-2006 road accidents killed 85,000 people in India. Here is the article

    According to the Federal Bureau of Statistics (Pakistan) in the year 2003-2004, there were 5,199 fatalities due to road accidents. Here is the report (in pdf) . Other articles I have read put the figure at between 7,000 and 10,000. By the way, there are a lot of interesting statistics on their website

    According to Wikipedia, about 550 people die of road accidents in Karachi every year. I have checked other articles/reports and the figure varies between 500 and 600 deaths every year.

  5. so (unregistered) on August 16th, 2006 @ 9:55 am

    This is road accident and death statistics for the developed world – pretty high numbers.

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