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Mr Mohammad Ashiq Khan

70 years of age

Mohammed Ashiq Khan lives in extreme poverty and suffers from physical and psychological conditions. He relies on Zohra Foundation to survive.  

Mohammed Ashiq Khan is a retired watchman.  He and his family were the victims of a cruel injustice as a result of Pakistan’s corrupt judicial system.  His eldest son, a father of four, was wrongly shot dead while he was walking home from his work as a security guard.  His other two sons were arrested on false charges.  Mohammad Ashiq was forced to sell his home in order to fight a long legal battle to have them released.  Sadly, his wife did not live to see them released.  She died in 2008 from a brain haemorrhage brought on by 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 son 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 severe poverty. He suffers from stomach ulcers, extreme anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.  He has also recently been diagnosed with renal failure.  Zohra Foundation is able to use the generous donations from supporters around the world to provide regular care and medication.