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Kidnapped-freed aid worker conferred Malalai Award

Kidnapped-freed aid worker conferred Malalai Award

Aug 30, 2016 - 21:14

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has given the Malalai of Maiwand Award to an Australian aid worker, who was recently rescued from captivity in eastern Afghanistaninfo-icon.

President Ghani on Tuesday evening conferred the Malalai of Maiwand Award on Kerry Jane Wilson for braving security threats to help needy Afghan womeninfo-icon on humanitarian ground.

The aid worker was kidnapped in late April in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, and was rescued during a special operation by intelligence officials, the Presidential Palace said in a statement.

Wilson thanked President Ghani for giving her the prestigious award in recognition of her services. She also thanked the Afghan security forces for releasing her from the clutches of her captors.

She said she had a special love for the Afghans and she would continue her humanitarian work for Afghan women.



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