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Having lost 6 sons to Daesh, Niaz Bibi ignored by govt

Having lost 6 sons to Daesh, Niaz Bibi ignored by govt

Mar 28, 2017 - 19:53

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Niaz Bibi, a woman who has lost her six sons to Daesh atrocities in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, is in need of government assistance for the education of her 45 grandchildren.

Her two sons, members of a local uprising force, are still fighting against the dreaded insurgent group. Their grey-haired mother is willing to witness the martyrdom of her two sons in the defence of their motherland.

Resident of Syed Ahmadkhel locality, her six sons were killed by Daesh militants for taking up arms against the terrorists. Grief writ large on her wrinkled visage, the woman remains stoically ready to sacrifices three more sons for the defence of the country.

In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, the brave individual -- more than 60 years old -- said: “I have told my sons I would not forgive them if they hesitate laying down their lives for the country.”

Pained immeasurably but still having nerves of steel, she adds: “We rose against Daesh and they killed my sons. They killed two of my sons in Jalalabad and, four in front of my house. They decapitated one of my sons and took away his head; we buried his headless body.

Living in abject poverty and faced with a whole host of problems, Niaz Bibi has to take care of six widows and 45 grandchildren. Her husband is physically challenged and hence unfit for work. Two of her sons are part of the uprising and a third is jobless.

“My smallest son stays at home; we cannot let him go out due to fear from terrorists,” she said, asking the government for a residential plot in the city and help for the education of her 45 grandchildren.

 “My sons have scarified their lives; their wives have been widowed. The government should help me with the education of my grandchildren.”

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, said provincial authorities were aware of Niaz Bibi’s situation and helped her as well. She was also awarded a gold medal on International Women’s Day.