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Poor construction of house takes away life of teenager in DHA – Pakistan

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Mustafa Hashmi

KARACHI: A 17-12 months-previous A-stage college student was killed when a massive piece of concrete of a roof broke off and fell on him on key Khayaban-i-Sahar in Defence Housing Authority, Stage-VII, in presence of his mother and father, who remained miraculously unhurt in the incident, Dawn learnt on Sunday.

Mustafa Hashmi, scholar of Nixor College or university in the DHA, was killed on 26 Ramazan.

Speaking to Dawn, Mahmood Alam Hashmi, architect by occupation, said that their daily life was devastated as Mustafa was their only son.

He acquired a part of 500 sq. yards house on rent all around six months ago.

The relatives was informed to get the property repaired with their have funds, which they did.

Teen dies in his rest when roof patch breaks off and fell on him

“I did not realise as to how significantly shoddy and lethal development it was,” mentioned the grief-stricken father.

He recalled that soon after Zuhr prayer on 26 Ramazan, he and spouse Khadija Hashmi and their son Mustafa Hashmi had been asleep in a room. His son was making ready for the A-stage exams as he had presently appeared in two papers.

“When suddenly, we listen to a massive audio,” mentioned the father. He recalled that a heavy thick piece of concrete slab had fallen on them. The mother and father, even so, remained secure. The concrete piece experienced fallen on the head of their son.

The chipped off roof that took on the teen’s life.

“My son died in rest as he did not cry or utter any term,” Mr Hashmi recalled. He reported he realised that their dear just one was no far more but they took him to Dr Ziauddin Hospital in Clifton the place medical doctors pronounced him lifeless on arrival.

The father complained that the personal healthcare facility refused to give them the demise certification of their son reportedly citing ‘legal complications’.

He said he took his son to the Jinnah Postgraduate Health-related Centre to get a death certification exactly where he made use of ‘sifarish’ (advice) to get the certification well prepared by the medico-legal part.

Subsequently, the coffin was taken to Chhipa morgue.

His funeral prayers took area at Masjid Khadija in DHA at night of 27 Ramazan, which ended up attended by family and some others.

Mahmood Hashmi stated that his son had recently begun study course of Hifz-i-Quran.

Substandard constructing design

“My son died due to carelessness had the proprietor taken care of its mend thoroughly, my would have been alive right now,” noticed the father.

He explained he could possibly not look for lawful proceedings into it, but he needed to emphasize the truth that there were many properties with substandard design in the DHA and he did not want that no matter what happened to them need to transpire to other individuals.

Mahmood Hashmi stated he himself was an architect by career, but even he could not realise the shoddy design and questioned as to how other folks would know that a building was of a substandard top quality.

He stated he would not stay anymore in the exact bungalow, but he required that the house owners before supplying their property or its portion on lease to many others must not do these matter and acquired their homes repaired properly to prevent this kind of tragedies.

A senior law enforcement officer, whose son was a course fellow of victim Mustafa Hashmi, reported that he was shocked to know when his son experienced informed him that his buddy had died simply because of the some shoddy construction in DHA.

Printed in Dawn, May possibly 2nd, 2022

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