A priceless 'treatment' of coronavirus

By: Ashraf Mumtaz      Published: 04:15 PM, 2 Jun, 2020
A priceless 'treatment' of coronavirus

Coronavirus has disturbed the peace of the world and turned everything upside down. It has already changed people’ lifestyle and countless more changes are expected in the future. The pandemic has caused more than 370,000 deaths across the globe and the number is increasing fast because of the failure of the world community to find any solution to the fast-spreading contagion.

The number of coronavirus affectees is also on the rise. At present, more than six million people are confirmed cases.

While doctors are experimenting with various medicines to treat patients, religious leaders are also suggesting various verses of holy Quran to avert and treat the contagion. According to various reports, it may take the researchers years to prepare some vaccine for the disease.

But the best – and perhaps the most effective - diagnosis and treatment of the deadly disease has come from Indonesia, a brotherly Islamic country, which is not a big name in scientific research.

And the man who has discovered the treatment is not a medical doctor or a scientist. He is a politician.

He did not carry out research in any laboratory but found the treatment through personal experience.

Minister for National Security Mohammad Mahfouz has been quoted as saying that corona is like your wife and the sufferer has to live with it.

The prescription is very simple and costs no money. The ‘patients’ are required only to adjust themselves through behavioural changes.

Adherence to the formula will make even the sufferers asymptomatic. Nobody will even know that the man sitting next to him is suffering from the pandemic.

Wife is regarded as a life partner and those who have learnt the art of living with this ‘virus’ are leading happy lives. But others who don’t make adjustments have to suffer the pain to the last day of their lives.

Statistics show that the divorce rate in Pakistan on the rise because of differences between husband and wife.

While most of the divorces are carried out at a personal level, the trend is growing among women to seek separation through courts. The practice is called ‘khula’.

According to available statistics, 13,299 Khula cases were reported in the Punjab province in 2012.

However, in subsequent years the number kept increasing gradually.

In 2013, for example, the number of such cases rose to 14, 243.

In 2014 the number of Khula cases went up to 16, 942.

In 2016, 18, 901 khula cases were reported.

The courts dealing with such cases are overburdened. The children of the estranged parents are the worst sufferers.

Lucky are the children whose parents iron out differences one way or the other.

The remaining children develop a number of psychological problems and keep cursing their parents for the rest of their lives.

Light vein apart, husbands should master the art of living with the ‘virus’. The sooner the better.

Categories : Opinion
Ashraf Mumtaz

The writer is the Deputy Editor of 24 Digital.