Sindh govt to send tortured student to US for treatment



Days after a medical report revealed that a cadet college student underwent trauma as a probable outcome of torture, Sindh government has announced to send him to the United States for further medical treatment.

The decision comes after a 10-member medical board, constituted for the health examination of Muhammad Ahmed Hussain, a student in Cadet College Larkana, last week recommended that the patient must be sent to the US for further treatment on grounds that the facility of the required surgical process is not available.

“Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has asked the parents of the child to have their travel documents ready for his treatment abroad,” CM House spokesperson said on Tuesday. The government of Sindh will bear all the expenses of the student’s treatment, he added.

Meanwhile, Ahmed’s father Muhammad Rashid said he had started the process for preparing his family’s travel documents. He, however, said the concerned officials did not give him a date for travelling to the US.

“I am still not sure about the treatment abroad because they have not yet given me a copy of the report,” Rashid said, adding that some officials phoned him and said: “All process, including visa processing, will be done within next two to three weeks.”

Ahmed is currently hospitalised at Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC) in Karachi after he reportedly went unconscious and fought for his life having undergone “severe torture” at the hands of the college staff. Following which a medical board was formed on the directives of Provincial Education Secretary Fazlullah Pechuho to investigate the claim.



  1. Poor kid. I feel so sad about what happened to him, teachers shouldn’t beat their students, these kids are the future of Pakistan…

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