|My father Suleman Shah at home|
Today, on behalf of my family, I want to say a 'thank you' to Major-General Professor Dr. Salman Ali of the Army Medical College Rawalpindi for his help and guidance. Dr. Salman is known as the People's General who heals the wounds of the poor from all over Pakistan everyday from morning till late at night at the Military Hospital (MH).
|My father and uncle at home in Rawalpindi.|
Our thanks are also due to the doctors at The Aga Khan Health Center in Gilgit in particular Dr. Hyder, Dr. Ali Ahmed and Dr Sher Aziz for the emergency help, and guidance. We're thankful to Dr. Haider Khan at The Aga Khan Health Center in Aliabad, Hunza, for the medical checkup and suggestions to shift my father to Gilgit. Thank you Dr. Sharyar, Dr. Shahina and auntie Shahida at The Aga Khan Health Center in Gulmit, Gojal, where my father went after splitting headache.
Thank you Babar bhai for spending the time with my father at the CMH as my elder brother Habib Sulemani couldn't go there due to the threats to his life. Thanks to my cousins Faryadullah Baig and Shah Hassan Baig for spending nights with my father at the hospital in Gilgit. Thanks Laila Bhaji, brother-in-law Muhammad Hussain and my brother Ghulam Rehman's fiancé Ajeeba, Safdar Khan, Amin Khan, Karimullah Baig and many others for the help at the hospitals in Hunza and Gilgit.
I also want to thank Governor Gilgit-Baltistan Pir Karam Ali Shah for visiting my father at the hospital in Gilgit, and ex-District Councilor Raja Shebaz Khan, Raja Aminullah, Raja Nazimulamin, Aziz Muhammad, Hameedullah, Karimullah, Ammar Barlas, Abdulah, Imran Azam, and others for visiting my father at the hospital in Rawalpindi.
|Hospital discharge slip of my father.|
On the flight and Islamabad Airport uncles Syeedullah and Rehmatullah Baig proved a great help, and I want to thank them as well.
I want to thank uncle Hassanullah Baig for the continuous calls to my father who is now relaxing at home – most of the time he is reading, watching TV and some everyday chitchat.
I want to thank my cousin Dr. Azizullah Baig for calling from Tajikistan and his wife Shazia expressing sympathies from the United States. Uncles Sharif, Esa Baig, Musa Baig, Tajran, Bedal, Yousuf Shiskat and others called my father. Thank you all.
Thanks for calling my father -- brothers Fazal Amin Baig (scholar), Manzoor Karim (Banker) Tariq Aziz, Ayub, Sherullah, Hameedullah Goz, Aziz Panah, Safdar, Inayat Dewan and their families.
Also Aunties Safida Ebadat Shah, Bakht Jehan, Firasat, sister Bibisa and many other relatives called my father and prayed for his early recovery. Thank you very much for all the indirect messages from uncles Saleem Khan, Ibrahim Khan Khalil, grandpa Arbab Dewan Shah, aunties Mehwash, Bibi Qand and their family members.
Many thanks to brothers Muhammad Afzal, Amir Khan, Ali Ahmed Jan, Bulbul Jan, Akram, Saddam S.U. Baig, Shahid Feroz; uncles Ghulam Ali, Ghulam Rasul, Raja Bahadur Khan, Abdul Rasheed, Muhammad Shafi, Jaboon uncle, aunties Bibi Husni, Feroza and many others.
Thank you uncle Qasim Ali and his family especially Muhammad Ali, Shaheen, Nadia and Munera for visiting my father. Thanks Sultan Aziz Daulat Shah for the call.
I want to thank those who through the cyber space conveyed their messages, sympathies and prayers.
My uncle Amirullah, a veteran of the Pakistan Army, has returned to Gilgit. He was shifted to the MH in Rawalpindi on January 31, 2011. There he remained admitted for about 16 days and then was shifted at our home. On April 23, 2011 he left Rawalpindi in good health. However, he is on medication for some months. I want to thank all those who took care of my uncle from Gulmit to Gilgit and then in Rawalpindi.
My family's special thanks are due to famous mountaineer of Pakistan, Nazir Sabir, Speaker Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly Wazir Baig and those government officials who arranged an helicopter to shift my uncle from the stranded Gulmit – for the last 16 months this area is cutoff from rest of Pakistan due to landsliding – to Gilgit's military hospital.
I want to thank our caring and peaceful neighbors including Erin, Jimmy, Javed, Zaiba auntie, SP Tahir Ali and their families for their prayers and wishes.
We're grateful to all those relatives and friends who contacted us to express their sympathies but I've forgotten their names to mention here in this blog being written in haste. Many thanks to them all besides those relatives and friends who couldn't reach us.
May God bless you all.
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