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Death captured Raheel, few minutes before seeing his new-born son

Electrocution of citizens is common in Karachi due to negligence of K-Electric and lack of safety measures during rainy season

ISLAMABAD: Raheel Arif, a 35-year young man living in Azizabad, Karachi was electrocuted yesterday when he was going to a hospital to see his new-born son.

Pic31-079 KARACHI: Jul31- A view of sign placard installed by public regarding the electricity current at Bilmoria Street on I-I Chander Road as after the heavy monsoon rains in provincial capital. ONLINE PHOTO by Syed Asif Ali

Wife of Raheel was admitted in a hospital in Azizabad a couple of days back as she was expecting a baby. On Friday Raheel received a phone-call to hear a good news that his wife gave birth to a baby boy. Raheel, who was working as a salesman in Karimabad was very glad to hear this news and he rushed to hospital in Azizabad on his motorbike to see his new-born son.

Unfortunately, when he was little away from the hospital, his motorbike slipped in a pool of rain-water and he lost his life due to electrocution. His wife kept on waiting for her husband in the hospital to show him his new-born son, but death deprived Raheel of this happy moment of his life. Hence, death captured Raheel few minutes before to see his son. People of area have strongly protested against electrocution of Raheel terming it a negligence of K-Electric in Karachi. Unfortunately, the tragic incidents of electrocution become common in Karachi during rainy season.

Along with Raheel Arif, two more people were electrocuted in Karachi the same day.

Javed Mahmood
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I am an experienced writer, analyst, and author. My exposure in English journalism spans more than 28 years. In the past, I have been working with daily The Muslim (Lahore Bureau), daily Business Recorder (Lahore/Islamabad Bureaus), Daily Times, Islamabad, daily The Nation (Lahore and Karachi). With daily The Nation, I have served as Resident Editor, Karachi. Since 2009, I have been working as a Freelance Writer/Editor for American organizations.

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