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Afghan mothers appeal warring parties to reconcile

Afghan mothers appeal warring parties to reconcile

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Jun 13, 2020 - 19:14

 

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Some mothers in capital Kabul and provinces say they are concerned about the future of their children due to the unending conflict in the country. They ask the warring sides to reconcile for stability and protecting civilian lives.

Shahnaz, 67, who lives in Qala-i-Zaman Khan locality of Kabul, lost one of her sons in the conflict. She said she has been yearning for peace and stability in the country.

She congratulated all mothers, specially the bereaved ones, on the Worldinfo-icon Mother’s Day and asked the conflicting parties to come to the negotiating table as soon as possible and work sincerely for honorable peace nation-wide.

Shahnaz said she always prayed for peace in her five times prayers and her only dream was an end to the conflict and bloodshed in the country.

“My plea to the Talibaninfo-icon and the government is stop fighting so no mother grieves the loss of her son and no woman cries over the dead body of her spouse n this country,” she said.

Shafeqa, 70, a resident of Hisa-e-Awal Khairkhana area, said: “We want the conflicting parties to reconcile and work for a united and prosperous Afghanistaninfo-icon. Four-daces of fighting is enough because everyone is tired of war.”

Najiba, the resident of Khoshal Khan locality, said: “As a mother, I could understand the pain of mothers whose sons were lost to the war. On this mother day, I want all to stop killing and targeting civilians.”

Feroza Yousuf, a gender expert in the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, said: “I wish no mother in this country grieves the loss of her son in future and an unconditional peace prevails in this country.”

Mothers in provinces also appealed for peace and stability in the country.  Khadeja, a resident of Maidan Shahar, the capital of central Maidan Wardak province, said her only wish was lasting peace in the country.

“Peace and stability can compensate the grief mothers endured after the loss of their children and loved ones.”

“I want all children to respect their mothers and parents should also encourage their children towards educationinfo-icon and professionalism for a bright future,” she said.

Mehnaz Mawzon, a resident of Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, said: “Mothers are angles and real heroes of their children in their lives.”

Nh/ma

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