Over the past four decades, there are some people who have reintegrated into peaceful lives after years of participating in wars.
Abdul Bari, 68, is one of those who, after years of fighting against the Soviet Union and then against the Taliban, has now reintegrated into a peaceful life. Abdul Bari laid down his gun two decades ago after the fall of the Taliban regime.
“We need to have a peaceful life, we want to eat our bread in a peaceful environment,” said Abdul Bari.
Abdul Bari is now serving in a security institution in Kabul to help his 14-member family.
Abdul Bari never get the chance to enroll for education, however, he is committed to educating his children.
“If there was no war, our children would be able to learn and get a position, today there are many widows and orphans,” said Abdul Bari.
Farishta Sabran, 36, is an Afghan girl who does media work. She says that the people of her generation found a new opportunity for learning in the past nineteen years.
Sabran says that peace is a necessity to develop a prosperous society.
“We managed to continue our education, we want peace to work,” said Farishta.
Overall, Abdul Bari and Farishta Sabran are two examples of war and peace, the two opposite phenomena that reshaped their lives.
Farishta and Abdul Bari both are now awaiting peace in their country.