By Ashraf ud Din (Peshawar)
In Thomas Hardy’s novels, man has to fight against impersonal forces – called in a general way – Fate. The characters of Hardy’s are puppet in hands of fate. He says that Destiny is unknown force; we do not know its nature or intentions and we cannot, therefore, predict what it will do.
Daughter of Chitral, Aisha Usman, a young 25-year old, student of Master of Philosophy in Biochemistry on her way to Islamabad to receive her degree from the Quaid-e-Azam University along with other 46 passengers on board (flight PK-661) were quite indifferent about their fates and crushed on the hillside of Havelian. She neither collected her degree nor fulfilled her dream to publish her research on ‘Curing Cancer Using Nano-Technology’ as divulged her class-fellow. Again, Thomas Hardy’s idea of human life:
“The purposive, un-motive, dominant thing
Which sways in brooding dark their wayfaring,”
Indeed, the daughter of Chitral had a short time to live here but her message for our young generation is always being written in a golden words. Because, she left behind for our young generations their clear logic, philosophy, treasure of education, seeking knowledge from cradle to grave and success is name of journey and not destination. Of course, her unaccomplished research on ‘Curing Cancer’ is a sheer debt on our young generations; it is now an obligatory upon them that they have to come to its culmination while toeing her lines. As she is an embodiment of noble characteristics: ambitions, struggle, enthusiasm, spirit, aspiration, enterprising and hard working for our youth, she is also a role model of our female students.
As published recently in various leading newspapers that Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has announced regarding establishment of a ‘cancer’ hospitals in districts: Mardan and Chitral. We are grateful and appreciate this good step of the setting government, as this fatal disease is increasing day by day in Chitral.
Since the ambition of the daughter of Chitral (Aisha Usman) door is closed forever to cure this life threatening disease due to inroad of premature death. Definitely this noble task is being entrusted to our young generations to carry on while treading upon the mission of our late daughter. To imprint and inculcates on the minds of our young generations, it is inevitable that the District Council Chitral should pass a resolution in this regard and en route approach the Provincial Government that the proposed ‘Caner Hospital for District Chitral’ must be named as ‘Aisha Usman Memorial Cancer Hospital Chitral’ for the best interest of general public of district Chitral.