CALIFORNIA: Local police in the US state of California has decided to award Bilal Shahid — a young Pakistani — for saving life of a 72-year-old elderly citizen.
Billy Kiyabu, an elderly American citizen from Livermore, collapsed on the pavement and fainted. Bilal, who was passing by along with his family, decided to stop the car and rushed towards the man to help him.
The senior citizen was facing trouble breathing, after which Bilal called the helpline for a medical emergency. During the call, the officer asked the Pakistani citizen to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). However, Bilal was unaware of the method so he followed the instructions on the call.
In a short period of time, medical help arrived. The officer informed that due to the CPR, the Pakistani man was able to restore his pulse and ended up saving his life.
Later on, Billy Kiyabu’s family searched for Bilal Shahid and found the Pakistani man on social media and gave him gifts to thank him for his life-saving assistance.
Talking to a Pakistani media outlet, Bilal said he can’t express how he feels after saving a human life. “Saving his life was an award for me,” he said.
Meanwhile, the local police announced to award Bilal for his immediate help in saving a citizen’s life. The award ceremony will take place on May 9 at Livermore City Council. Bilal belongs from Karachi, however, he has been living in Livermore for some years.