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Classes were cancelled at LUMS today. Death has struck this institution again, barely a year after a student took his own life, and at least one student’s life has been taken right outside the gates of the university.

Here are the bare facts. Early this morning, around the time of Fajr, three students of LUMS, in their junior year, walked out of the gates for a trip. A drunk driver in a Pajero crashed into all three of them and took off. One student has passed away (Inna lillahi a inna ilaihi’ raji’oon), another is critically injured, and another suffered ‘relatively minor injuries’ according to the mail.

One last piece of information: the student that is critically injured is at the hospital right now and they are refusing to treat him, as it’s a ‘police case’, whatever that is supposed to mean. I don’t know the hospital’s name right now, but student and teacher protestors have been staging a protest against this and against the person who committed this act. The drunk driver is a very influential person; hence it will be very difficult to launch a case against him.

I have nothing else to say, except to ask for your prayers and to spread the word so that at least something can be done to help the people that are still living.


10 Comments so far

  1. wkhang on April 20th, 2009 @ 2:26 pm


    Very sad to hear this incident, (Inna lillahi a inna ilaihi’ raji’oon), and May Allah give other a good healh. Amin.

    But for those who drink in the night and drive after that its very dangerous, firstly they should not drink because its against the Law of Pakistan and Islam as well.

    These animals/devils does not care what they are doing they just want to enjoy the drink and mujra with that. They have forget it that who are they and what are there responsibilities.

    Same forumla is with Police or Doctors, they just fallow the rule of the city they just scared to treat the injured person due to lack of strength of humanity.

    My prays and thoughts are with those families who are suffered.

    For those who are Off the Track here is some think for them:

    ( سورة المائدة , Al-Maeda, Chapter #5, Verse #91)
    7) Shaitan (Satan) wants only to excite enmity and hatred between you with intoxicants (alcoholic Drinks) and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah and from As-Salat (the prayer). So, will you not then abstain?.

    ( سورة المائدة , Al-Maeda, Chapter #5, Verse #92)
    8) And obey Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم), and beware (of even coming near to Drinking or gambling or Al-Ansab, or Al-Azlam, etc.) and fear Allah. Then if you turn away, you should know that it is Our Messenger’s duty to convey (the Message) in the clearest way.


  2. wkhang on April 20th, 2009 @ 2:29 pm


  3. sceptic on April 20th, 2009 @ 7:41 pm

    aamna – I wonder how could it be established that the driver was ‘drunk’ if he did not stop?

    wkhang – Probably it was too good an opportunity for you let it go for rubbing in your agenda. "Mujra?"! "Of the Track", Please, come on.

    One road accident and we are out all guns blaring to accuse the drunk of all crimes being committed in this damn country. As if who has ever seen a bearded hafiz of verses 5:91 and 5:92 ever violating the law (or better even getting a separate law enacted in parts of Pakistan at gun- point). I think for the sake of improving road safety beards should be made mandatory for obatining a driving license. No wonder no single road accident has been witnessed in the Islamic Emirate of Swat since the Islamic Revolution.

  4. lahori420 on April 20th, 2009 @ 8:19 pm

    wehther the driver was drunk or not , it doesnt matter bcoz in anyways he has committed a crime and should be brought into the court of justice despite of his influence in Police and local government .

    I remember LORD AHMED, a Pakistani and a Muslim Peer in Britain , crashed his Jaguar X type into an Audi while sending out the text messages and driving over 60mph on a motorway . A father-of-two died in this fatal crash and despite of Lord Ahmed influential personality and bare contacts in the local authorities and government , he was jailed although for very few days but even that is something which should be taken in notice that everyone is accountable according to Law so i hope that driver wouldnt be as influential as Lord Ahmed but unfortunately Pakistani Law doesnt apply on the elite class , and the only victims of its laws are middle and poor class . I highly doubt that killer would b held accountable for his act but lets hope that Mian Shahbaz Sharif takes somotive action on this accident also , only if none of his own party workers or friends and family were involved in it .

    wether u accept it or not , but this is a true fact that every1 in pakistan having any elite car thinks as if he owns the road , i have experienced this thing myself and no matter how much justifications u give 4 dem but i wont b convinced coz i have witnessed this thing myself that every elite class car having high beams so that the car in front of them give em the way wthout any interruption and if they dont then they start giving bare horns and look at the driver in such a way as if he has committed a crime by not giving him a way .I always use to say wen i was a child that if i will ever get a millionaire i wont buy any elite class car rather wat i will buy is a suzuki fx or a foxy so that if sum1 gimme a horn or try to overtake wrongly then wat i would do is strait away hit my car into his car and wen he will cum out of anger , throw bloody money on his face that go and repair ur car but bare in mind not every1 having a fx or foxy is minor…so yea i hope if not me then atleast sum1 must do like dis 2 make dem ppl realize that they r not the only elites running their cars on the road and not bcoz u dun have an elite car so u wont b elite .

    Last but not the least, May Allah Bless the soul of victim and inshallah if he wont get justice in this world then i am sure he will get it in the next one and then i will c where will b these land cruisers and where will b their owners standing !

  5. aamna on April 20th, 2009 @ 10:44 pm

    sceptic: There were other witnesses to the accident, and I do beleive that drunkards have a certain style and sound when they are cruising the roads in all their glory.

    And for God’s sake, stop trying to fit everything on this blog into a i-hate-beards rant. A hafiz is not above the law, and neither are the bloody elite who are running this country. Stop your sarcasm, it’s getting way too old and filthy, especially in this context.

    For the ones who have replied decently to this post, thank you. I hope other Luminites and affected people will take heart from your sympathy and prayers.

  6. ayeshashah on April 21st, 2009 @ 2:15 am

    Bravo Amna,

    Right said…

  7. Asim.Net.Pk (asim) on April 21st, 2009 @ 4:57 am

    sceptic i am suprise after reading twice "Islamic Emirate of Swat since the Islamic Revolution" and "beard driver".

    All prayers with Lums Students!

    I wish we critised less and do more in action and supporting each other

    prevention of such incident can be only by proper justice
    plus giving properly driving license by test drive not by sitting home
    although i find reading many times in past few months that POLICE is just
    standing on the incident doing nothing e.g. Srilank cricket team attack
    or often robbering or stealing cars which police wait and watch till
    people forget and walk away.

    Thankful to properly organised LUMS students, people come to know about
    the incident otherwise it will be another road accident and you never
    know who is the killer.

  8. zafarsofizar on April 21st, 2009 @ 2:46 pm

    I am sort of an eye witness to this incident. I go for bicycle rides around fajr, and biked past the accident around/after 5 am. I saw the grey landcruiser overturned, and a small white car completely crunched. Everything above the doors was broken or sawed off. I am very happy and pleasantly surprised that two people actually survived this accident. Its hard to imagine anyone in that little car to survive(given the condition that the car was in, after the accident). The police man on the scene told me that one man had passed away, but the grey SUV occupants are safe. He also told me that the SUV occupants were found to be intoxicated. There was glass strewn all over the road which connects lums to masjid chowk.
    To "sceptic", I can say that NO sane (non intoxicated) person would come close to driving the car in that manner, breaking a pole, going over the divider and crashlanding on a car on the other side of the road. By the way, since I ride my bicycle long distance every day, I see this kind of thing happen a LOT. I see beer cans strewn on the phase 6(and sometimes ph 5 road), I see people racing like maniacs in their Mercedes/RangeRovers without regard to others’ safety or even their own. The other day, this car was sitting on a divider on Ph-5, after running into a palm tree! C’mon!
    Also, I see from another report that the driver/car owner was son of a "flour mill owner". If people may remember, last year a lot of flour mill owners basically cornered the wheat/flour market and made poor people of Pakistan pay through the nose for bread. This money was made very immorally, and in cahoots with banks of Pakistan(who shamelessly financed manipulation of wheat stocks).
    Why is it relevant?
    The haram money made from starving/looting poor consumers in Pakistan, was used to buy an expensive vehicle which was then destroyed after consumption of haram drinks. A "full cycle" of the haram money, if you will! I would have had little regrets, if it weren’t for the death of an innocent youn man!
    My prayers and deepest sympathies go out for the victims and my sincerest wishes for punishment of the perpetrators and their ilk!

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