Brave Mother Survives Bullets to Save Children in Chilas Bus Attack
Roshan Bibi, a survivor of the Chilas firing incident, where unidentified assailants attacked a passenger bus on the Karakoram Highway, has displayed remarkable courage. Roshan, a 28-year-old mother of a five-year-old daughter and a two-year-old son, sustained six bullets while ensuring the safety of her family during the assault.
The attack, which occurred on a bus traveling from Ghizar district in Gilgit-Baltistan to Rawalpindi, left 26 people injured and claimed the lives of nine passengers. When gunshots rang out, Roshan was seated by the window with her daughter. Without hesitation, she shielded her children by hiding them under the seats, pushed her husband down to the bus’s floor, and protected her family by covering them with her own body.
Roshan’s act of bravery resulted in severe injuries, with six bullets lodged in her abdomen. While three bullets have been successfully removed, complications prevented the extraction of the remaining projectiles. Currently hospitalized in Karachi, Roshan underwent tests and scans upon arrival at a private hospital.
Her husband, Bulbul Shah, shared that Roshan will undergo additional surgeries to address the remaining bullets based on medical advice. Despite experiencing numbness in parts of her back due to the injuries, Roshan expressed gratitude that her children remained unharmed. Both she and her husband are now in stable condition.
Roshan, having undergone two operations, was airlifted from Islamabad to Karachi following doctors’ recommendations. The incident highlights the resilience and selflessness of individuals in the face of adversity, emphasizing the need for compassion and support for those affected by such traumatic events.