Pakistan, particularly the city of Peshawar, has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons.
Bomb blasts are occurring almost every day with innocent children and women killed and injured in the violence.
Aziz Ullah works as a gardener and bus driver in Fujairah, UAE. He and so many compatriots from Peshawar have been devastated by the bombing in their city.
Last Monday, Aziz said, 40 people were killed and 200 people injured in a Peshawar suburb only 7 kilometres from his home and family.
Mention bomb blasts to one of the many Fujairah taxi drivers who come from Peshawar and you will see the outrage, the concern and the stress these people are under as they await good news from their homeland.
Keep Pakistan and Peshawar in particular, in your hearts and in your prayers.
Salaam! Peace for Pakistan.
Dr Geoff Pound
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Image: Aziz Ullah dressed in traditional Pakistani clothes—shalwar (pants), kameez (shirt), chapal (sandals).