Q. Describe an event of your life that has really stuck with you.
My eldest brother went to Afghanistan for Jihad, and the one younger than him stayed back. Overtime, due to bad company, he started going crazy. Even having breakfast together had become hard, almost impossible.
My dad never really played a role in our lives, there wasn’t anyone monitoring us. My brother used to go and sit with his friends rather than going to school and eventually when our brother found out, he beat him up and said he'll put him to work. He was too young to work though, and when he did get work, he used to go and sit with his friends anyway. Through them he got into drugs such as heroine and weed. When it got too much, we sent him off to Edhi Centre but he managed to run away. This happened for a few times, and everytime he was there he used to get better. He would come back and ask for money and would curse our parents if they didnt give him money. He would talk normally, act normally, no one could ever really guess that he was a drug addict. He'd always go back to his old ways, i guess thats because he figured he was already getting money without actually doing anything. On one occasion, my dad took him to the barbers; he went completely mad and ended up cutting my dads neck. My dad was saved, but the event was extremely traumatic for us. The lack of my elder brothers presence really affected us. Eventually things started getting better when he returned and my mothers side of the family also helped us a lot throughout this process.