2 Khost families agree to end 30-year-old feud
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Two families in southeastern Khost province have agreed to end their 30-year-old enmity that had claimed the lives of three persons on each side.
The rivals reconciled and vowed friendship following intervention of the Tribal Solidarity Council.
Ghazi Nawaz Thani, advisor to the CEO on tribal affairs, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the enmity between the two families had resulted from a feud over money. He said the solidarity council had been trying to reconcile the families over the past few days and finally succeeded in its efforts.
He said the reconciliation sent a message to other rival families to end their rivalries and become friends. “This development will leave a positive impact on other tribes and it will open the door to peace between rivals.”
Ghazi Nawaz said they wanted to end long-drawn conflicts between tribes in cooperation with tribal elders and religious scholars.
As part of the tradition, the two families destroyed two caps made of sand to forgive the blood of those killed in the conflict to each other.
Haji Dam Saaz, head of one of the families, said that war and conflict offered nothing except casualties and financial loss.
He called on all tribes to resolve their new and old feuds through negotiations. “Don’t give guns to your sons, give them pens, make them hate enmity, so they are encouraged to promote peace and brotherhood.”
His former foe, Haji Awal Khan, urged all the Afghans not to enter clashes over petty issues.
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