Mohammad Ashiq suffers from a severe case of post-traumatic stress disorder. He is in need of medical support and care. Can you help?
Mohammad Ashiq Khan is a retired watchman. He and his family were victims of police corruption, and Pakistan’s corrupt judicial system. His eldest son –a father of four, working as a security guard- was wrongly shot dead by police. His other two sons were arrested on false charges and Mohammad Ashiq sold his family home in order to fight a long drawn out legal battle to have them released.
Mohammad’s Ashiq’s wife didn’t live to see her sons’ emancipation. She died of a brain haemorrhage in 2008, due to severe stress and anxiety. In 2010, with the help of civil society members, Mohammad Ashiq’s sons were finally released with all charges dropped. His youngest had been tortured so badly in police custody, he had difficulty walking. His left arm, which had been broken and badly set, had lost its function.
At age 70, Mohammad Ashiq now lives in poverty. He suffers from stomach ulcers, mental health issues and post-traumatic stress disorder. Zohra Foundation supplies Mohammad Ashiq with medication and regular care. We also try to provide support for what remains of his family.
Can you help?