Family of train victim rejects claims of mental illness.

Published date17 April 2024

BUCHIANA -- The family of the late Maryam Shoaib, who fell victim to fatal torture on a train, vehemently refuted claims by railway police that she was mentally ill, asserting her as a knowledgeable, intelligent, educated and cultured individual.

Speaking exclusively to The Express Tribune, Maryam's father shared poignant memories of his daughter, describing her as a bright soul eager to spend Eid with him in Karachi.

He fondly recalled their plans for fasting and celebrating Eid together, emphasizing Maryam's intellect and education, which surpassed that of her siblings.

Maryam's mother echoed similar sentiments, praising her daughter's friendly demeanour, manners, and sharp intellect.

Muhammad Afzal, her brother, fondly remembered Maryam as the beloved youngest sibling among ten, born and raised in Karachi. She was en route to her village with her young nephew and niece to celebrate Eid when the tragedy occurred.

Her sisters, residing in Karachi's same neighbourhood, adamantly...

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