A helping hand: Blast survivor demands financial assistance

He has been under treatment for over two years now

Our Correspondent July 22, 2015
The attack took place on May 7 and I was among the many people who were injured said by blast survivor. PHOTO: AFP

HANGU: A man who survived a terrorist attack in Hangu in May 2013 has requested philanthropists and the provincial government to provide financial assistance for his treatment.

Speaking to a journalist in Hangu on Tuesday, Hafiz Khalid, a resident of Chapri Naryab, said he had suffered a leg injury in the attack and now needs a bone marrow transplant.

“The attack took place on May 7 and I was among the many people who were injured,” he said. “I have been receiving medical treatment for over two years.

Recently, the doctors said I will need a bone marrow transplant. I have already sold all my property and spent the money on my treatment and now need financial assistance.”

Khalid, who is being treated at Combined Military Hospital in Rawalpindi, said he had found a donor but needs at least Rs2 million for the operation.

“I am a father of six and the sole breadwinner of the family,” he said. “I can’t bear this burden all by myself and will need philanthropists and the government to help me through this difficult time.”

Published in The Express Tribune, July 22nd, 2015.