By Pervez Saleem:
“If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”
“What this world needs is a new kind of army – the army of the kind.”
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
Manchester surgeon helps acid attack victims in Pakistan
Women who have suffered horrific acid attacks in Pakistan had their reconstructive surgery free of cost from a British clinic.
Hair transplant surgeon Asim Shahmalak spent 50,000 pounds of his own money performing reconstructive surgery on six women who were disfigured – often for doing nothing more than spurning a man’s advances.
Some of the victims were attacked with sulphuric acid which can be bought for as little as US$0.23 a bottle on the back streets of Karachi. Following the attacks, many women are shunned by society and struggle to find work.
Dr Shahmalak took a team from the hair transplant centre he runs near Manchester Airport where he performed hair, eyebrow and eyelash transplants on the women.
These remarkable pictures show how the women’s faces have been transformed – months on from the initial surgery and now that the new transplanted hair has grown back.
Later this year he is planning to return to Karachi again to work on five new cases of women who were also attacked with acid.
He said: “There is so much more work to do. I am just glad that I am able to make a difference to these women’s lives.”
Thank Heaven for Thoughtful People Like You. You touch so many lives with your warmth and kindness…It’s such a blessing to know someone like you! Thanks so much! Thank you for your care, concern and dedication. There should be more doctors and nurses like you. You’re one in a million!
Let us be grateful to people who touch the world and make a difference; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Dr. Asim Shahmalak, hats off to you Sir … Pervez Saleem