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Even Eid can’t bring joy to Shafiullah and his family

Even Eid can’t bring joy to Shafiullah and his family

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Jun 25, 2017 - 10:58

 

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Shafiullah, 11, an orphan boy says he feel immense pressure due to daily work to feed his nine family-member and sometime weep due to the load of work.

He lives in a rental house in the fifth police district of Farah City, the provincial capital, with his mother, five sisters elder then him and two small brothers. His father died four years ago in a roadside blast.

Shafiullah told Pajhwok Afghan News his father was daily wager and was killed in a roadside blast when his motorcycle struck a mine.

He is the student of fourth class and after school worked as a servant in a property dealer office after school time against 2,500 Afghanis. He pays 800 Afghanis rent of the house and handed over the remaining amount to his mother.

He said his salary was not enough to accomplish their needs and some well-off people did helped them financially.

Shafiullah who had no time to play with his friends seemed committed and strong. He said they lived in a house without doors and windows but he is courageous and said he would continue to work to resolve the economic issues of his family.

 “I am not thinking about myself but want to see my mother sisters and brothers happy during the Eid.”

He, however, said the death of his father did not allowed him and his family to celebrate the happy festival of Eid.

He said: “Eid was a happy festival for us when our father was alive. Our father used to kiss all of us when he returned home after offering the Eid prayer and we traveled to relatives homes during the Eid.”

He lamented and said: “The mine planter may Allah destroy your house as you destroy our home and took away all the happiness from us.”

He asked the conflicting parties to agree on peace and stop fighting so that in the future children may not lose their fathers.

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