I dont’t know where this world is going. A shocking incident happened in lahore yesterday. Actually it’s not the first of its kind but we, as a nation, have learned over the years to be indifferent and ignore even the worst kind of incidents/attitudes we see around us.
Muhammad Ashraf killed 3 of his school going daughters on Tuesday morning and surrendered to Liaqatabad police. Nadeem, who was also bodyguard of Deputy Inspector General (Operations) Aamir Zulfiqar Khan, shot dead Muhammad Ashraf at the police station lockup on Tuesday evening.
While senior police officers have sympathised with Elite Force constable Nadeem Rafique for shooting dead a man who killed his own daughters, the legal fraternity has called the act extra-judicial killing, saying it cannot be endorsed by any means and murder charges have to be brought against the constable.
Its hard to imagine what makes a person kill his own daughters – little kids. I don’t know such people are mad or sick or what. But whatever it is, millions of people in this country need our help. I think this has been happening for a few years now and nobody seems to be bothered much about such incidents. We often read in news papers that a father killed his family and then killed himself or a mother killed herself and family (train ke neeche aa kar) and most of the times it’s becasue of financial reasons.
I quit reading reading front pages of news papers a year or so ago just because they don’t give you hope for a better future or life and are too depressing but I guess this is not the way. You can’t run away from what’s happening around you. If all of us start paying a little attention to people around us who are, perhaps, not as fortunate as we are then we CAN make a difference. It’s about sharing and circulating the little fortune we have.
I can’t say why the person killed his own daughters and if Nadeem did the right thing by killing him, he should be punushed or not but it’s not too late to come out of our selfish little lives and actually do something. May be we can avoid many of such incidents from happening if we show a bit more generosity and consideration in our daily lives.
There is a wonderful mythical law of nature (I read somewhere) that the three things we crave most in life — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving them to someone else.