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Karzai grants Mother Teresa Award to mother of Faraaz Hossain

AT-KABUL: The former president Hamid Karzai on Sunday attended the 12th Mother Teresa memorial award for justice hosted by Harmony Foundation in Mumbai, India.

“Karzai gave the Mother Teresa award to the mother of Faraaz Hossain,” Karzai’s office said in a statement Monday.

Faraaz Hossain was martyred in terrorist attack in a restaurant in Dhaka the capital city of Bangladesh in July while he was trying to save the life of his friends taken hostage by terrorists even the terrorists had given him permission to leave the restaurant,” the statement said.

It added the foundation also hosted an international conference on combating terrorism through education.

Families of the 26/11 martyrs were also honored at the event. Divya, daughter of senior inspector Vijay Salaskar who was killed in action during the 2008 terror acts, said: “we need to promote peace. I do not want any daughter losing her world in one night as it happened to me. Terrorism should not win.”

Some of the awardees included martyr airhostess Neeraj Bhanot and Dhaka cafe hero Faraaz Ayaz Hossain.

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