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Zamina who lost 3 sons, husband to war lives in poverty

Zamina who lost 3 sons, husband to war lives in poverty

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Jul 06, 2019 - 21:59

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A woman whose husband and three sons were killed while serving in police in southern Ghazni province has been leading a miserable life and needs help.

Bakht Zamina, a resident of Andar district of Ghazni, is currently living in Tawhidabad area of Ghazni city, the provincial capital.

She lost her husband and three sons while fighting in police ranks against Talibaninfo-icon militants over the last five years.

Zamina said her husband and two sons were killed in Andar district while her third son was killed in Ghazni city. “I cannot forget them even for a moment, I cry all the day, God may not make one’s life as hard as mine not even of disbelievers.”

She said two of her sons had been married and one of them survived by three children and another by one child.

“My grandchildren ask about their fathers every day, I have no answer for them, I shall go to their graves and shout at them to wake up as your children want you from me,” she said while weeping.

She complained the government did not assist her during the past many years. “I am happy my children and husband sacrificed their lives for the country, but I am sad no one asked me about my situation,” she said.

Zamina said she was left with only one son who she said was 13 years old and young enough to work. “If the war continues this way, it will make many mothers unfortunate like me”, she said.

She said only one person had assisted her during the past many years but the government did nothing to help her. She added the government should know about her situation and help ease her economic problems.

The mother voiced on the government and the Taliban to stop fighting and choose the path of peace.

Asadullah Marjankhel, head of Youths Association in Ghazni, said he was aware about Bakht Zamina and he had assisted her with the help of traders some times.

“Bakht Zamina is not alone, there are families who have lost up to 12 members to this war but the government has been careless about them,” he said.

Ghazni governor’s spokesman, Mohammad Arif Noori, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the government had the plan to assist all families of soldiers killed in war.

“Some families did not receive help but most of them had received it, the aid distribution process is still ongoing,” he said.

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