KARACHI – A young female PhD student of International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), Karachi University (KU), suffering from acute liver failure has appealed to the federal and provincial governments, NGOs and philanthropists to help her financially for her liver transplant surgery.
Sobia Asghar, 22 years old, is facing acute liver failure due to an underlying history of cancer. Her family has tried a lot for the treatment of liver disease but it is ineffective. Recently, a team of Indian doctors examined her and suggested a liver transplant surgery as the only hope for saving her life. Estimated total expenses of surgery in India are about five million Pakistani rupees. (Liver Transplant Surgery)
According to Sobia Asghar, “She belongs to lower middle class family, having four younger and one brother, her only brother is 14 years old and her father is a private employee with nominal salary.
Under the present circumstances her family is not able to bear such huge expenses of transplant. She has appealed to the federal and provincial governments, philanthropists, NGOs, politicians and especially President of Pakistan, Prime Minister, Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah to help her for her liver transplant surgery.