LAKKI MARWAT, July 13: A blind man has demanded of the government and philanthropists to help her daughters complete their education.

Telling his heart rending tale to reporters in Naurang on Saturday, Shaikh Ayub Marwat said he had spent all his financial resources on his treatment to restore eyesight, but in vain. “Without eyesight it is difficult for me to even earn a livelihood to help my daughters get education,” he said.

Mr Marwat, who has three sons and six daughters, said his sons were daily wagers and hardly made both ends meet. “They cannot afford educational expenses of their sisters,” he said.

He said he had no option other than to stop education of his daughters owing to financial constraints. “My daughters are eager to complete their education, therefore the government, non-governmental organisations and philanthropists should come forward to help me,” he said.—Correspondent

More From This Section

Historical mosque renovated

MINGORA: Residents of Sapal Bandai area of Swat have preserved the woodwork carved on a mosque dating back to over...

350 Jinnah college graduates get degrees

PESHAWAR: About 350 graduates of different sessions were conferred degrees at the 21st convocation of the Jinnah...

KP still unwilling to allow launch of Malala’s book

Government fears Taliban attacks on varsities promoting education campaigner.

Tableeghi congregation concludes

MINGORA: The three-day Tableeghi congregation concluded here on Saturday morning with special prayers for the...

Comments are closed.

Comments (5)

July 14, 2013 11:09 am

Can some one provide me with this man address so that he could be helped. Please.

July 14, 2013 2:12 pm

Although it is nice of Dawn to report such cases but still it is useless until some contact number/other source of access to the person in need is provided.

Muhammad yousaf
July 14, 2013 5:04 pm

@Shah: I ask to publish the whereabouts of this blind individual. I am ready to help his daughters to get higher education. But I cannot do nothing without the required information

Muhammad yousaf
July 14, 2013 5:06 pm

Nice to publish a heart touching sensitive story of this blind individual. But please publish his contact address to help him out

Naeem Syed
July 14, 2013 8:09 pm

It would have been appropriate of dawn to have completed the story with the complete address and explicit details how we could get in touch with this man to perhaps be able to set up a permanent source of income instead of having to live on charity.Please do print it while there is a sentiment and compassion for this man's plight.

Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
Front Page