66 - Abdul Sharif and Laila sit in the living room. Abdul...

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Unformatted text preview: Abdul Sharif and Laila sit in the living room. Abdul Sharif tells Laila that he's a clothing store operator with shops in Kabul and in Peshawar, Pakistan, where many Afghani refugees, including Tariq and his family, have fled. Abdul tells Laila that he had was hospitalized with a kidney infection and that Tariq was in the bed next to him. Sharif tells Laila that Tariq had been severely wounded in crossfire when trying to cross into Pakistan and that among other injuries, Tariq lost his other leg. Sharif says Tariq spoke of Laila often and asked Sharif to speak to her the next time he went to Kabul. Unfortunately, Sarif tells Laila, Tariq died a few days later. Sharif said he thought about keeping this news from Laila, having learned of her own injuries and the loss of her parents, but he felt he had to fulfill Tariq's wishes. Laila takes in the news and is parents, but he felt he had to fulfill Tariq's wishes....
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