Koofi: Our Voiceless Defenders Shouldn’t be Abandoned
As Afghanistan is still recovering from the recent deadliest attack by the Taliban on Afghan Police Academy’s students that left 150, youngsters killed, according to local news, Lawmaker Fawzia Koofi paid a visit to wounded Afghan soldiers in one of Kabul military hospitals where hundreds of army youth occupied beds hoping to get back on their feet again.
Ms. Koofi planned the call-on while Afghans begun to celebrate Eid, a three-day Islamic holiday, and went to spend times with injured men in uniforms who most of them don’t have any family in the capital to share the spirit of the religious holiday with. Ms. Koofi handed out small amount of cash to some of the men as a gift to mark the traditional of Eid celebration.
Number of wounded soldiers increases day by day as the country engage in battle against terrorist groups in many fronts across Afghanistan. Returning back to the capital to treat injuries, many of these soldiers then never meet their commanders again or receive any type of support from the government.
Fawzia Koofi showed concerns and warned about the risk that families of the injured soldiers facing. They are either threaten by the Taliban or drowning in poverty. ”Abandoning those who stood to defend us is very unpatriotic”, added the Lawmaker.