20 September, 2014 / Ziqa'ad 24, 1435

Any old people’s home for me?

Published Jun 26, 2013 07:24am

COULD anyone please tell me the telephone number and exact location of an old people’s home in Karachi where I could stay on payment of a reasonable amount as all my sons and a daughter have left for greener pastures in the US and Canada, leaving me alone in this world.

The payment on money basis on account of my board and lodging will be paid to the old people’s home from my pension and bank account. Right now, I am 87 years old. I will be grateful for an early reply.

SHAHID ALI Karachi


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Comments (16) (Closed)


Ali
Jun 26, 2013 09:10am

Dear Mr. Shahid A brotherly advice. Be careful of crooks, thugs and con artists. They may try to trick you into some trap and deprive you of your savings. Do not give away or share your bank account details to any one, neither put your signature to any paper without first getting hundred percent assurance of its accuracy and authenticity. Wish you good health and good luck.

Respect for Senior Citizens
Jun 26, 2013 01:05pm

Dear Sir, I am feeling sorry for you. Can not do any thing more for you, I am posting details of an old house for you. I hope you will get happiness, peace and respect their (which I assume you were missing at your HOME). May God give some sanity to your children, Ameen. Here is the address of an old home,,

Postal Address : Binoria International, Near SITE Police Station, S.I.T.E., Karachi No:16 Pakistan. Postal Address : Email : info@binoria.org Molana Mehboob (Get Cmoplete Information & Admission Details) (92) 0321 2809322

Molana Ghulam Rasool (Administrator Jamia Binoria International) (92) 0300 8249884 (92) 0321 2438129

M Iqbal
Jun 26, 2013 03:32pm

Not sure if there is one, and even if it is, it won't be a pleasant place to stay. Very sorry to hear your children have all left you alone. May they suffer the same fate unless they repent and come back and look after you.

Gerry D'Cunha
Jun 26, 2013 03:57pm

OMG shahid ali, i have all the sympathy for you - remember what goes round comes round - no parents should have such children who do not care for their elderly parents - God's curse will fall on those children who leave their parents in this state for their pleasure

nadeem
Jun 26, 2013 04:13pm

What a pity..I am ashamed.

atts
Jun 26, 2013 04:49pm

Gills home - G-20 obl5, Block-B, North Nazimabad near Ziauddin Hospital Karachi 74700 (021) 34297035 there is one more, will try & get the name & address

Agha Ata
Jun 26, 2013 05:46pm

I wish I could come to Karachi sit with you and cry. I am 80 year old myself, and we made the same mistake forty years ago. I am just lucky to be in the USA. I hope you will find some kind hearted sympathizers in Pakistan who might start making homes for the old people who served the country for so long.

Javed Rahman
Jun 26, 2013 06:22pm

Will parents leave there children when they are infants for greener pastures.?May Allah help you and keep you safe. As Mr Ali said don't trust any one regarding your bank account, stay safe.My prayers are with you.

Indicus
Jun 26, 2013 07:35pm

Migrate to U.S. You will have better facilities there.

Hamza A. Khan
Jun 26, 2013 07:31pm

Dear Sir

I would like to facilitate you. But I would need details about how much you can afford and some other details. I work at GT International and doing this only in good faith.

Email me your details if you can or I could give you my work phone number just so I could establish your credibility.

Regards

Hamza A. KaimKhani

waqas
Jun 26, 2013 07:45pm

Aoa Uncle....they shuldnt have left u .....u should go and live with them....US and Canadian embassies in pakistan have a very relax visa policy for elderly people over 65. Tell ur children to send u the procedure ....i searched a bit on the us embassy website for u....they would accept ur visa application at Karachi or Islamabad (http://islamabad.usembassy.gov/non-immigrant_visas.html) "check the announcements at the right hand corner.....Tourist visas for senior citizens over the age of 65 (B2)" Best Regards Ur Son Waqas

S.Hussain
Jun 26, 2013 11:42pm

Dear Sir, I have been trying to highlight the plight of the Elderly in Pakistan. While in the US, I visited what were known as "Assisted Living compound,not 'Old Folks Homes' or hospices," in which the elderly resided with their families in gated communities, which had on-site clinics, health-food cafetarias, cleaning services, various classes and cruises for the elderly, and facilities for their safety such as ramps, handles, railings, medic-alert panic buttons, cruises, lectures on ALternate therapies, yoga etc. I wish such compounds were set up in Karachi and Lahore as well. Then the families could have more peace of mind.

Rafi
Jun 27, 2013 12:00am

@Ali: Great advice, also add if you have any friends or some other trustworthy person, to have them review the document first. To be safe have a lawyer do. Prepare your will and have it legally endorsed. My family is no longer there otherwise I would have opened my home for you.

asif
Jun 27, 2013 12:50am

no offense but this sounds like a phishing scam.

Urfan Rafique
Jun 27, 2013 02:01pm

Dear Sir, It is is heart wrenching to feel pain in your letter. I am a professional who is currently working in qatar. I know a person (a Philanthropist, Retired Pak Airforce high ranking officer) who is currently running a facility in Punjab. If you are really interested to shift in that facility I can help you for that. one other thing, no cost is charged to any elderly who is residing in that Home. All that needed is the credibility of the case.

I can be reached at irfanrafique@hotmail.com phone number in Qatar is +974-66724706

syed asif ul hassan
Jun 27, 2013 08:54am
Salam! Surely! your voice will be heard by your children and hope that would help to mould them. Otherwise they have to remember the bitter reality that the same will definitely be repeat with them as they also have to passing through the same phase. QUOTATION FOR ALL PARENTS. "The most beautiful thing in this world is to see your parents smiling and knowing that you are the reason behind that smile".