Just another accident

Xyz was a final year student at Dow Medical College. She was an aspiring student and her humble origins did not hamper her success. This year, one of their teachers, could not perform well. The teacher failed all the students and a remedial was arranged. Xyz, a distinction holder, went up to the administration and asked them to revise their decision. The make-up exam, a viva was arranged after two days. On the day of exam, she asked her mother to bless her, she left her house a bit late, and thus she missed her point.
Taking a taxi, she went through the Highway. There a trailer hit her cab, the driver got saved but she was severely injured. Her injured body was further tormented when another trailer hit her. Her spinal cord was damaged and her eyeball was smashed when she was taken to the Lyari Hospital. Lyari Hospital could not admit her because it was road accident case. By the time she was taken to another hospital, she was dead. Isn’t it cruel to see a young individual departing at the prime of her life?
Big vehicles, that have reckless drivers at the steering wheels, need to be shaken. Emergency hospitals that only function on red-tapism. I wish there was more that could be done. Perhaps, different routes for these great vehicles, anything at all to avoid situations like these. It’s so easy to blame the fate and kismet, but how much longer is it going to be till the system will be cursed and incidents like these, forgotten?

27 Comments so far

  1. bingo (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 3:24 am

    Tragic…………. the story sadened me.

  2. Shah S (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 3:50 am

    Why can a hospital not admit a road accident case?

  3. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 5:25 am

    In Pakistan a Road Traffic Accident must be reported to a police and an FIR registered before treatment can be administered (so I am told) only those hospitals who maintain a police station within their premises are permitted to handle RTA victims.

    It is I think inhumane to enforce such a rule, but who listens. I will verify this information and update you with the actual technicalities as I am not upto speed on the exact situation

  4. CitizenofKhi (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 5:25 am

    Bhookay, nangay, andhay aur behray kaam kartay hain govt. organization main, pata nahi kaisay license issue kar daitay hain, bus, truck aur mini bus kay drivers ko … jin ko drive karna bhi nahi aata hai.
    Mujhe pata hai yeh saray log accident karnay kay baad bhi bach jatay hain tabhi tu inlogon ko doosron ki jaan ki parwah nahi hoti, jaisay chor chori kar kay bach jata hai, daaku daaka maar kar bach jata hai, qatil qatal kar kay bach jata hai, kiyon keh hamari police hi sab say bari chor hai. Kanoon tu khud rakhail bani hai govt. kay haathon.
    These bluddy kanoon daan they dont care about poor ppl, now-a-days they are shouting bcoz of their own judge and they need strong hands.
    If these bluddy drivers will be hung up then they will care about others, bcoz then they will fear about their own life too. Instead of hanging them up they dont even put them in jail and they dont even cancel their license.
    Its so ridiculous that the common ppl in our society they dont have any rights, they just cant do anything, the bluddy political workers they dont allow them to live a peaceful life, the bluddy dacoit and thief they have made their life miserable.

    Ppl at lower level are corrupt bcoz ppl at upper level are also corrupt, if the upper level ppl are strict and sincere enough to fire the lower level then nobody will dare to do any misdeeds.

    Initially when Mush came he react in a way that he is very sincere and in his govt. nobody would be allowed to do any corruption but then slowly slowly everything became the same and as usual, same rishwat same harami pan everywhere.

  5. CitizenofKhi (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 5:31 am

    @Teeth, what a stupid rule, a person is about to die , and they need to register a police case before his treatment ??? thats ridiculous.

    Good rules in our country never get implemented and stupid rules are strictly enforced.

    Even if somebody is a killer, and if he is dying he should get a treatment first, then they can deal with him, but if you dont know about somebody how he got hurt and they dont treat him bcoz its a police case eh ??? shame shame shame.

    This rule needs to be changed.

  6. CitizenofKhi (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 5:39 am

    Although we dont have enough resources in our country, our economy are in the hands of illetrate ppl and our lame govt. they are always willing to make money for their own, we should adopt the western laws, which protects individuals.

    Where those ppl will go to protest, and whom to ask for justice ? that poor girl lost her life, nobody cares, if the system was good enough this would not have happened.

    Again I will quote Imran khan saying “hamari adalatein azad nahi hain, isliye aam aadmi ko insaaf hi nahi milta”

  7. CitizenofKhi (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 5:43 am

    Kasam say dil roo raha hai soch soch kar us bechari larki kay baaray main, hamain sochna chahiye keh khuda na khwasta hamara koi apna bhi ho sakta hai, lekin hamari govt. they really dont care to do anything, in this matter, they are not dying on streets, infact they have much more securities. They dont go in buses and all. Every day somebody is dying on the streets bcoz of accidents.

    Taras aata hai mujhe apnay logon par, aur gussa aata hai is zalil govt. kay logon par.

  8. Asad (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 6:17 am

    Cant find words to write about this. Extremely sad and tragic. I hope and pray that no one is this world has to go through this.

  9. MB (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 10:32 am

    Sad story indeed. Just one of hundreds of stories occuring daily. What else can you say except pray for her soul.

    This is exactly the reason why many of my friends left PAKISTAN. Its even difficult to die with respect here. What a devastated family she left behind. Who should be responsible. The poor cab guy, herself or the doctors or the hospital or the system & government.

  10. Obi Wan Kenobi (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 10:41 am

    Dr. Sahib, could you people discuss what could be done regarding this stupid govt. rule in your T2F meeting today ??

  11. Salman A. (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 11:14 am

    Reminds me of how these authorities and political parties politicized the Bushra Zaidi case some 20 yrs back in the name of justice. Where are those so called ‘humdard’ now? I am sure they won’t come forward this time since they have already achieved their objectives and filled up their back accounts.

  12. Salman A. (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 11:17 am

    I meant ‘bank’ accounts above.

  13. Pkhan (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 11:28 am

    Ina LilLahae Wa Ina Alahae Rajaonn,SAd, Tragic and unfortunate with the girl.
    All the hospital can not have a Truma Centre, the reason is that they have to have 24/7 specialized Doctors plus the related staff on duty.Some of these hospitals after hours are run by Jr doctors.
    Who runs the Govt? People, so we need to change our own mind set about the corruption.

  14. Salman A. (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 11:48 am

    Dear PKHAN,
    Please consider retracting this:
    “Who runs the Govt? People”..

    Which people are you talking about? We people? No Sir, that’s absurd..

  15. tee (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 1:03 pm

    Sad indeeed…
    i’ve been told that road accident cases can only be taken to one of the 5 hospitals in the city with a medico legal office. these include Qatar general hosp, Jinah hosp, civil hosp, Abbasi shaheed hosp and liaquatabad hosp. MLOs in JPMC, civil and Abbasi shaheed only are operative. any case relating to death/ injury has to be taken there. and this shows how ill equipped we are to cope with emergencies! a person dying miles away from these hospitals…. is left to die!

  16. pkhan (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 5:11 pm

    Looks like you think you & Me does not come under people’s defination?Then Angels from seventh Haven must be running the country/Govt.

  17. Neena (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 6:07 pm

    There are many criminals involved in this scenario.
    1. Reckless Trailer drivers who are above the law.
    2. Trailer Company, who hire inept persons to drive such huge machinery without giving them proper training.
    3. Authorities who conveniently forget to keep check on it.
    4. We the people who tolerate such injustices done to us. Every home in Karachi known atleast one person close to them who died in such accident and still we are hushed about it.

    It’s indeed very sad news. I hope girl’s family gets some justice.

  18. axiomatic (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 7:41 pm

    r u in the govt? cuz ure just talking like them…
    i think the ‘p’ in your nic is not without a reason, if you can guess what i mean.
    yes, people do run the government. but only incompetent, selfish, corrupt people. i am not them sir.

  19. Hasan Zuberi (unregistered) on June 4th, 2007 @ 1:41 pm

    It is so tragic and unfortunate …


    It is more sad that it happened to a medical student ….

    Mensa Pakistan in collaboration with Syed Irfan Ali Shah, an MPA from Sindh Assembly, has initiated the task of creating awareness about the said Bill … and since then successfully helping people who have suffered in accident in the hands of Hospital staff or victimesed by the Police.

    Irfan can be contacted at:

    If anyone needs a copy of the Bill passed by the National Assembly pls contact me at:

  20. Hasan Zuberi (unregistered) on June 4th, 2007 @ 4:31 pm

    My email:

    chairman-pk [at] mensa.org

  21. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on June 4th, 2007 @ 9:14 pm

    @Hasan, If thats is the case then why Lyari hospital said ‘no’ to the victim ?
    One should sue them, as bcoz of them, an innocent girl lost her life.

  22. Hasan Zuberi (unregistered) on June 5th, 2007 @ 2:09 pm


    Yes, that is what should be done … it is unlawful to say ‘NO’ now after the implementation of said bill … I will try to publish the copy of the bill here somewhere, see if you all can help spread the message.

  23. Syed Irfan Ali Shah (unregistered) on June 5th, 2007 @ 2:25 pm

    Very Sad! If anyone help me to get her family number or anyone was there with her at time when lyari hospital refused to admit her. then may be we can put pressure on govt. Why don’t you young people make a group and lobby for these kind of issues? I am here for any help. Though it is sad to hear news of any death but hearing death of any educated person or student is more painful than anything.

    God bless all of us.

    Allah nighbaan

    Syed Irfan Ali Shah
    MPA, Mirpurkhas
    Chairman on Education standing Committee

  24. a-noor (unregistered) on June 9th, 2007 @ 11:34 am

    IRFAN,,why you are not first try to publish that BILL after you could awairness in young\commen ppl, if you could do anything for young\com. ppl, then first you start any NGO, lobby or group? we will spread your msg…


  25. a-noor (unregistered) on June 9th, 2007 @ 11:36 am

    IRFAN,,why you are not first try to publish that BILL after you could awairness in young\commen ppl, if you could do anything for young\com. ppl, then first you start any NGO, lobby or group? we will spread your msg…


  26. a-noor (unregistered) on June 9th, 2007 @ 11:38 am

    IRFAN,,why you are not first try to publish that BILL after you could awairness in young\commen ppl, if you could do anything for young\com. ppl, then first you start any NGO, lobby or group? we will spread your msg…


  27. a-noor (unregistered) on June 9th, 2007 @ 11:39 am

    IRFAN,,why you are not first try to publish that BILL after you could awairness in young\commen ppl, if you could do anything for young\com. ppl, then first you start any NGO, lobby or group? we will spread your msg…


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