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Polio Ho Gi, Magar Mere Dil Me Aik Aag Lagi Hai Mehnat Ki

“I was diagnosed with Polio at the age of two. My father, a government worker, passed away in 1998, after which the financial position at my place grew tight. I had to bid farewell to my mother at the hands of Hepatitis C in 2003 too. It was not possible for me to work like any able person so I worked as a telephone operator at a States agency until I moved in the University of Karachi to live with my aunt.
By 2006, I was still just matric so I invested Rs.600 in internet cards which I tried to convince the students to buy off me by moving from department to department. Eventually, I had enough cash pinched to appear in my Intermediate exam in 2011. Following that, I got enrolled in the same university in the department of International Relations but since I had always wanted to pursue a career in print media, I bagged 80% in Mass Communications as a subsidiary subject in my 1st semester and switched to the place of my dreams where I attended my farewell party only recently.
I have siblings but I earn my own money and like to re-unite with them as an equal; I have never sought their financial assistance.
Today I am 34 and have learned that people need not have functioning limbs to acquire their dreams; if you have your heart set on your aim and have the determination to get there, then solely hard work would suffice.”
Ali Hassan, Mass Communication Department, University Of Karachi


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About Mohammad Ali