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Khost hostile families reconcile after 35 years

Khost hostile families reconcile after 35 years

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8 Jul 2024 - 18:16
Khost hostile families reconcile after 35 years
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8 Jul 2024 - 18:16

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Two families reconciled and ended their 35 years old feud in Tani district in southeastern Khost province, thanks to efforts by tribal elders.

The hostile families have ended their feud with the help of local tribal elders and government officials.

Tribal elders and government officials say they have been trying to resolve such personal and tribal enmities and other disputes.

Having played his role in ending the enmity, Khost police chief Hafiz Abdul Rasheed Oamri told Pajhwok Afghan News dozens of such enmities and feuds were turned into friendships since the takeover of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA).

He called on the people to keep their unity and live in brotherliness to further end the current problems and remove the gap among the people.

Omari said: “To resolve such feuds, the government has assigned a council of tribal elders to talk to tribal elders in each district of the province and resolve such conflicts.”

Tribal elders and other influential figures also confirmed that resolving such enmities paved the way for unity among the people.

Trial elder Aseel Khan told Pajhwok that they used to share information about such problems with local officials to find solution.

Aseel Khan said: “The previous governments did not make such efforts to end enmities like the IEA, such efforts strengthen brotherliness and it is the responsibility of the government to do so.”

Members of the conflicting families were also happy over ending their three decades old enmity and hugged each other.

Talking to Pajhwok, Amir Taj Ali Khan said they suffered financial losses and casualties. He said that the enmity caused two fatalities on both sides of the conflict.

He thanked both local officials and tribal elders for their intervention to put an end to their dispute.

Ali Khan said: “Such enmities offer nothing but pure losses, sorrow and families’ problems. They have no benefit and I am happy to be free of enmity.”

Sakhi Marjan, an individual from rival family, said they suffered more difficulties during their enmity.

He called on other people to exercise restraint while facing problems and difficulties to avoid more problems.

He said: “We (the involved families) lived in brotherliness in the past, but a problem happened which changed everything, but now we all return to the same brotherliness and I and am happy about it.”

A number of Khost residents have been involved in disputes mostly over the ownership of land and some other social issues, which sometimes lead to casualties.

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