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Zarmina who lost husband to war works against 1500afs

Zarmina who lost husband to war works against 1500afs

Aug 31, 2019 - 20:07

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A woman who lost her husband to the war as a pro-government uprising member, says she has been farming for someone against 3,000 Pakistani rupees ($20) a month to meet her economic needs.

The woman, who identified herself as Zarmina (not a real name), is a resident of Andar district of southern Ghazni province and she currently lives in Tawhidabad area of Ghazni city, the provincial capital.

In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Zarmina said her husband was killed while fighting in an uprising member two years ago.

“I was displaced to Ghazni city after I lost my husband, I had nothing for eating at that time and I did not want to beg, my husband was a courageous man and I could not tolerate begging,” she said.

She said she was a needy person and that was why she started working in a garden in Ghazni city against 3,000 Pakistani rupees as monthly wage.

“I am working in this garden and also live in a room in this garden to guard it during night,” she said, adding that she had three daughters and two sons and she was worried about their future.

“This was our destiny, I am sad about the future of my children, what would they become in future,” she said.

In response to a question, Zarmina said that the government and some aid organizations had assisted her twice but the aid did not help her enough.

She complained about her bad economic situation and said, “Whenever my children get sick, I just bring them painkillers; God knows what they experience next.”

Zarmina asked the government and aid organizations to help her and get her out of the current condition.

Asadullah Marjankhel, head of Youths Association in Ghazni city, said that they were aware about the woman’s situation and they were also trying to help her.

“I have several times tried to collect aid for this and other similar families, but the government and aid organizations do not cooperate with us,” he said.

On the other hand, governor’s spokesman Mohammad Arif Noori said that the government always assisted poor people and families of soldiers.

“We always try to find such families and assist them, but their number is so high that we cannot deliver help to them faster,” he said.

Thousands of womeninfo-icon like Zarmina who lost their spouses in security forces ranks face similar fate in Afghanistaninfo-icon.


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