Lahore forced to bleed again, another sad incident paint the city that is symbol of living, with blood. And this is the time where people show what they are made of. Ms. Munira Mehdi found an angelic soul to help her in chaotic evening.
“I need to bring to your attention that you have a guardian angel by the name of Mr. Asim Mustafa disguised as a Careem Captain! Shortly before the blast, I was picked up from Mall road by your captain and was on the way to Johar Town when I got news about the blast. Fear gripped me as to how I would get back to the place where I am residing which is right next to where the blast occurred on Mall road!
Being a lone female traveler in another city, my only concern was to make it back safely. I requested the Captain of the car if he could turn around and head back to Mall road. Without missing a beat, he agreed to do so even after knowing the risks of going back.
I was getting back to back calls from loved ones in Karachi and my office colleagues, but my hopes were banked on the stranger who was driving the car. I just kept praying that he didn’t change his mind and end the ride there (I wouldn’t blame him if he did though!)
Mall road was cordoned off a couple of hundred miles from all sides. The captain tried to get me closer to the hotel through different routes but there was simply no way and so he parked his car to the side.
Just when I thought I’m going to have to walk all by myself in the dark to reach my hotel, the captain said to me
‘Baji aap fiker na karen, aap meri responsibility hain. Main aapko paidal drop karke aonga, chahein kuch bhi hojaye main aap ko sahi salamat pohochaonga.’.
He got out of his car and walked with me for 10 minutes in the dark before we reached my destination. Even though he was getting calls from his loved ones about leaving the high-risk area, he still made sure he dropped me off safe and sound. I could not express my gratitude in words!! Alhamdulillah.
May he get rewarded for this naiki in this life and the life Hereafter. Ameen!