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. Owais Mughal says:

    Following letter also appears in today’s dawn the depicts pakistan as kidney trade destination.


  2. Owais Mughal says:

    following update appears in today’s dawn


  3. mansoor says:

    Wow!! interesting that you found a link to it!

    hey.. you mind if i post it up on Karachi Metblogs as well ??

  4. Owais Mughal says:

    The first news does not say if besides the kidney, the gall bladder was successully removed or not. Is there a chance that doctor took out kidney instead of Gall bladder by mistake as he couldn’t distinguish between the two ? Everything is possible under an inexperieinced surgeon. After all last year in Hyderabad a lady doctor had forgotton a pair scissors inside her patients’ stomach. And when the lady doctor was suspended, some of the hospital staff went on strike to show solidarity with her.

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