A bad day for tailors in Karachi

Posted on July 9, 2006
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Health & Disease, Law & Justice, Society
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Adil Najam

This was not a very good weekend for tailors in Karachi. The first headline to catch my attention was The News (9 June, 2006) proclaiming:

Doctor held for stealing kidney

And then there was the second one, also in The News on, same day:

Murdered for illicit sexual liaisons

It turns out that both headlines are about tailors (the second one about a ‘tailor master’). But let me let the news-item speak for itself.

The story, in the first case, is:

The Investigation Branch of the Capital City Police Karachi has arrested a doctor, who is accused of stealing one of the kidneys from a patient during an operation to remove a gall bladder, on Saturday. A spokesman for the Investigation Branch said that Tamoria police had registered a case against Dr Kashif on complaint of one Muhammad Kashif, a tailor, who went in for the gall bladder operation and ended up minus one kidney. Following registration of the case, police have arrested the accused doctor and sought services of expert surgeons so that the incident could be probed on technical grounds.

The second story ends even more tragically:

Naseer Ahmed, 32, a tailor-master by profession and a resident of Bhitai Colony, sustained critical injuries when Khadim Hussain roughed him up brutally after seeing him in a compromising position with his wife at his home within the Ibrahim Hyderi police jurisdiction on Saturday. Area residents, who gathered at the scene, informed the police, who reached the spot and assuming the man as injured rushed him to the Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC), where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival. Area police quoting some witnesses told The News that Khadim, on returning home Saturday afternoon, found Naseer, one of his neighbours, in an objectionable position with his wife, Shahnaz, which infuriated him. Khadim roughed Naseer up with some hard and blunt object…. Khadim Hussain had been residing along with his two wives Afshan and Shahnaz, who were residing in the same house.

Where does one even begin commenting on these stories!

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8 responses to “A bad day for tailors in Karachi”

  1. Hina S says:

    Both news are so bad that they are good- in a worst possible way.
    Anyways, will take this opportunity to give a shout-out to my tailor who holds court in Jinnah street, Peshawar: Jhangeer, you are worth your weight in gold, my man. I have travelled the seven seas and have found none that can cut a shalwar kameeze
    quite the way you do. Miss you lots and happy to learn of your growing kingdom-Ami tells me you opended another branch is Sadar. I am not surprised, alway knew you’ll be a great success.

  2. Watan Aziz says:

    As usual, Pakistani news reports are useless. Reporters are clueless.

    Critical information is missing.

    We need age for both Shahnaz and Afshan. We also need to know how old is Khadim and how is his health?

    We also do not know if Afshan was at home at the time of the incident?

    Finally, a good sleuth would have tried to find out if Afshan called Khadim and asked him to take “strict notice” of the Shahnaz.

    However, the news, albeit 4 years late, made up for the isolated thunderstorms (they were not that isolated) and resulting humidity (70%). Is there any chance for an update on this? Anyone from Indian agencies?

    (Hey, don’t look at me in a funny way; nowadays they seem to know more about Pakistan than anyone else!)

  3. Roshan Malik says:

    Its not only the stealing of kidney. There is forced removal of kidneys too. Its very sad!!!
    have a look on this story: http://www.dawn.com/2006/07/26/nat10.htm

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