“He can’t eat, speak or move; look what they did to my son!” – These were the words of a helpless father whose son had been tortured into sickness. Last year, 14-year-old Muhammad Ahmed Hussain Mashori, a student of the Larkana Cadet College, lied paralyzed on a bed in a hospital in Karachi.
Ghulam Ahmed, little Ahmed’s father, had appealed to the general public, the government and concerned NGOs about helping his son recover from what he dubbed as ‘torture’ on his son by the Larkana Cadet College authorities.
“The doctors say that bones around his neck have been broken. He cannot eat, speak nor move; this used to be my lively bundle of joy! Look what they have done to him,” said Ghulam Ahmed Hussain, Ahmed’s father in November last year.
However, all said and done, the recent update in Ahmed’s case calls for a subtle celebration of his rejuvenation. Nine months after his devastating sickness, Ahmed has returned to Larkana as a totally different person.
“Last year in November, a news broke and shook Pakistan and international media when Ahmed, a student of cadet college Larkana was brutally tortured by one of his own teachers leaving him with 17 broken bones and deterioration of mental health. Within few days, the government passed an order to send him with a team of doctors, along with his father, to the USA for surgeries and treatment. Today, he has returned back after 9 months, on his feet and minutes ago; a video was released by a news channel where Ahmed was walking perfectly, talking and smiling, with a Pakistani flag.
Mera dil khushi se phattraha tha. By the grace of Almighty Allah, he is mentally and physically fine.. and in Pakistan again. Sab Ahmed ko welcome karein, duaayein dein aur share karein. Kitna acha lagraha hai hamara bhai bilkul perfect ek dum. Also to remind you guys, Ahmed and unke abbu ki khuaahish yeh thi ke Ahmed Pakistan Army join kare aur iss mulk aur afwaaj e Pakistan ki khidmat kare and I really see this happening after this. My all prayers and kind wishes for Ahmed and I really wish that he gets into the incredibly powerful and vigilant Pakistan Army and lives out on his dream. Ameen!”
Ahmed’s recovery is the light at the end of the tunnel that not many are fortunate enough in Pakistan to see. The government’s intervention and sending him to the USA for treatment and rehabilitation set a new example and hopefully, others will benefit from it in the future as well. However, there are no reports of strict action against the staff of the cadet college.