By Kamran Chaudhry
On August 3, Zakaullah broke his right leg while fleeing from his house as floodwaters rose.
“It was midnight. The rangers had raised the alarm that the water from Indus River would enter our village any moment but we kept hoping otherwise”, he said “I slipped in panic and broke my right leg on the spot”.
Zakaullah was rushed to Fazalpur, a city about 8 kilometres from his home, where he was treated and now he walks with a help of a zimmer frame.
He was one of the 900 beneficiaries at a Caritas distribution in Basti Lashari, a village in Rajan Pur district.
But Basti Lashari was chosen for another reason, says the medical social worker who assisted Caritas team. “More than one disabled children in a single family is common here. The peasant women are usually on bare feet and do not use gloves to protect their hands during […]