Slain ANA soldier’s family leading a difficult life
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The family of an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier who was killed in a clash with Taliban in central Maidan Wardak province says no government institution or charity organisation has provided them assistance.
Hamidullah, father of the slain ANA service member, said he could not work due to old age and the grief of losing his son was yet to go away.
Hamidullah is a resident of Shuhada district of northeastern Badakhshan province and has four more children.
His solider son Najibullah, 22, was killed during a direct engagement with the Taliban in Maidan Wardak province in 2015.
“At the time, the government paid us 70,000 afghanis, which we spent on the burial and other events and currently I live in a dilapidated house with my wife, two daughters and as many sons amid huge economic problems,” said the father.
He said his slain son was the only breadwinner for the family and relied on him economically and his other sons were small and unable to work.
“We had some land that would help us meet daily needs to some extent but devastating floods deprived us that source of income as well,” he said.
Najib’s mother said they brought up their sons in the face of backbreaking poverty in the hope that they would support them in their last days of life. She said their had not yet vanished and they still struggled with life.
She said they were in bad economic condition and often asked neighbours for assistance.
She said no government or charity organisation had provided them with any assistance even after one year of his son’s killing.
Habibullah, 7, brother of Najib, said: “I am student of 7th class. We find food with difficulty and that’s the main hardships in our lives.”
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