Despite CM’s intervention, blind Malala, family face misery

Nawaz Wadho, the father of a blind girl Malala Raho, and his family, who had been referred to appear before a special team of ophthalmologists for a thorough examination at Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences (LUMHS) Jamshoro, before going for treatment, had to face grave problems. They returned home broken-hearted, Minute Mirror has learnt.

“We had been escorted under special directives of the Sindh chief minister to LUMHS on a Suzuki carry. There, Dr. Maria Memon and Dr. Bushra Baloch suggested a fresh MRI and other necessary tests for the patient,” Nawaz Wadho said. “But Dr. Rashid Khoso of DHO office Sujawal, after consulting with DHO Ahmed Ali Palijo in Sujawal through his cell phone, contested the experts’ advice and refused.”

Soon afterwards, the DHO office representative left for his home, leaving Wadho and his family at the mercy of the Suzuki driver.

The family claimed that in the middle of the journey, when they were still more than 92kms away from their village, the driver asked them to get out of the vehicle, claiming it had developed some fault. Nawaz Wadho and his wife Basra claimed that after finding no other mode of transport to go back, the hungry family started walking on foot during the ongoing rain. They faced harsh weather, lightning and thunderstorm through uneven tracks. They claimed that after walking more than 11kms on foot, they reached their village at midnight. The desperate family has again appealed to the chief minister of Sindh to assign some honest and god-fearing officers to help get them and treat the blind Malala.

Kamran Khamiso Khowaja is the district correspondent of Daily Minute Mirror From Thatta and Sujawal. He covers social, political, environmental and cultural stories. He can be reached on Twitter @ZaibSha1 and through email at