A mine blast which happened on a border near Nowshera injured 2 children brutally. The small children who went outside to feed animals, picked up a mine and brought it home. Unfortunately, the mine blasted and led to a serious injury of the kids. The boy has lost his arm and eye while the girl has injuries on her body. They were later admitted to GMC Jammu. According to the family members, a treatment help was assured by many Ministers but didn’t turn up on time.
Kids’ Father said “My kids went outside to feed water to the animals. When they reached home, my son threw the mine considering it a toy. It blasted and injured him and my daughter. I’m a poor man. I work as a daily wager in water supply department. It’s been 20 years yet I’m not permanent. Also, I haven’t received my salary since 5-6 months. Doctors tell to buy medicines for my kids but I don’t have enough money. I have no other option. I need to save my children.”
“Life near borders is tough. People don’t have food during firing. They don’t have proper work. Sometimes, Pakistani people take away their animals. Children cannot study properly due to network problem. In fact, their Schools at a greater distance. To go walking is really difficult. Government should think about them. It must provide some kind of shelter like house or plot.” added their aunt.
The residents complained about the LOC life. They told that the basic necessities like food and washroom are major problems. Also, they showed their resentment with the Hospital staff and Administration.
A resident said “My in-laws live near LOC. People there have washrooms far from their houses. They face difficulties during night. Government has never helped them; not even taken an initiative. If someone falls sick, no one’s there to help them – no transportation, no medical aid. I have my car, so I help the locals. How many people would do this?”
“The Hospital staff is at fault. The Doctors helped us in every way but the nurses here don’t talk properly. They didn’t even provide us glucose on time.” He added.
The family members pleaded the Government to help their children in any way. They were worried about their children’s future and asked for financial help.
Muskan Langoo, News Producer, JK Media