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MoD pledges assistance to ex-soldier with spinal cord injury

MoD pledges assistance to ex-soldier with spinal cord injury

Jun 21, 2016 - 14:20

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Tuesday pledged assistance to an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier who was grievously wounded in western Herat province.

The promise from MoD comes as Pajhwok Afghan News released on Sunday an interview of the soldier, Niamatullah Farhadiwhose spinal cord was damaged in a Taliban attack.

After three years of his army job, the man currently has no source of income.Farhadi has been under treatment at the Herat Zonal Hospital for the past one week.

Farhadi sold all his belongings and illegally migrated to Germany along with his mother for treatment, but doctors there told him his spinal cord condition was not curable. He has returned to Afghanistan but has no shelter.

Farhadi complained his monthly allowance was cut by the government a few months after the incident. He appealed to the authorities to provide him a house.

MoD spokesmanDawlat Waziritold Pajhwok Afghan News the soldier had been extended help in the past. The official promised more assistance to the needy individual.

“We read Pajhwok’s report and sent letters to the defence minister, chief of army staff and others. We also discussed the soldier’s plight in today’s meeting,” he added.

Waziri said the minister, while attending the meeting, ordered the Zafar Military Corps commander in Herat to visit the soldier and provide him the required help.


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