“And out came the wolves” writes Qasim A. Moini of Dawn, with a news item which literally shakes you to your very core. What depths have we sunk to as a nation becomes clear when acts of mindless barbarism are committed in the name of ‘mourning’.
“There are 1,500 people who reside in the Edhi Village, 300 of whom are children, mostly orphans, while 1,200 or so are mentally challenged individuals. The attackers torched 16 of our ambulances destined for the interior of Sindh and then proceeded to smash the equipment. They did not even spare the children and mental patients and beat them mercilessly. They did not demand anything, nor did they identify themselves. They just resorted to wanton violence,” Rizwan Edhi told Dawn when contacted.
In past incidents, hospitals, ambulances and humanitarian workers were spared. This time, it was all out carnage. A number of Edhi ambulances torched, hospitals gutted and now the mentally disabled and orphans beaten up at a place well out of the normal ‘trouble areas’ of the city, infact out of the city itself, located off the Super Highway.
Disgusting, despicable, and very very disturbing.
Source: Dawn News