Social media, over the years, has slowly cemented its place into our daily lives. Today, almost all of the world and its population can be found on these social platforms. The way that social media has connected the world needs to have a special mention here.
Recently, a video about a heartbreaking story of a woman from Lahore was creating quite a stir on social media. We all know about the state of poverty and injustice that has plagued this great land for ages now. Even in today’s time where humanity is taking giants leaps. We, in Pakistan, are still unable to deliver the basic rights to the poor and especially women.
The video is about a woman named Samina, who due to many injustices, assorted on her by her family have resorted to selling Gol Gappa’s in the streets of Lahore.
لاہور میں گول گپے بیچنے والی عورت، جس کی ایک بیٹی کو طلاق ہوگئی، دوسری بیٹی پاگل ہوگئی بھائی نے گھر چھین لیا، شوہر کی ٹانگ کٹ گئی، درد بھری داستان آپ بھی سنیے
Gepostet von Daily Pakistan am Dienstag, 8. Oktober 2019
Here’s what brought her here
Samina is the mother of three and wife to Tanveer who lost his leg due to an accident he met while working in Kuwait. The heart-wrenching story of Samina is surely one for us to listen to. Samina has 2 daughters and one son. The eldest daughter of Samina is mentally disabled, while the younger one is divorced.
Samina, throughout her life, has faced tremendous hardships as if the atrocities thrown at her by life weren’t enough. Her immediate family did not provide much comfort either as she was mistreated by her brothers. Samina’s only light of hope is her son who was born after 14 years of prayers, who she named prince Ahmed.
Due to her husband being physically disabled and her son being 10 years old, there was no male presence to defend the family. Taking advantage of the situation, one of her brothers who’s name is Khalid Aziz, forced her to sign the papers of their house on his name. He is the one who did this monstrous act. Khalid works in a prominent position in the government. Her own brother blackmailed her to sign the papers of the house to him by pointing a gun to her son’s head. Her brother then gave the house to a school on rent keeping the income to himself.
Samina, with no hope and support, even from her family, still believes in the power of God. She is optimistic and hopeful that one day, things will get better. We still cannot believe that even in these modern times people betray there closed ones and leave them to rot like this. Let’s reach out to Samina and help her in this hour of need. Who knows, maybe an act of goodness can reignite the light in her life?