Peshawar, Twelve year old Ikram Ullah daily get up for work at 7.00 AM and go to shop, that closest to his home. There he takes (Manjeela) Food Item from the owner and go to different villages to sell these items. It’s the Routine since 2011 and if he didn’t go to shop then that day he face problem. Even some time Ikram Ullah wants to play with other kids but he couldn’t.
It’s the story of Ikram Ullah who’s live in a Badbher area with his 3 brothers and 2 sisters near Police station. Last day I visit the Badbher area to cover the Pakistan Tehreek Insaf worker whose goes to Waziristan for Peace Rally. They called during the rally that “Drone attack killed innocent Children “during the Demonstration Ikram Ullah try to sell the (Manjeela) food item to the people. No one bought the Manjeela but the innocent kid seeing to everyone to buy the Manjeela. Every worker shouts against the government of Pakistan, US drone and they called for Innocent Children but No one seeing the eyes of the Ikram Ullah.
I left the Demo and start asking to Ikram Ullah why his work on the road and didn’t go to school. The whiz kid asked why you ask these questions , when I inform that I am a journalist and want to know about your life , then he smile and said “ Good eats mean my picture will come in new paper , but I am not Rich, so why you Publish my Interview. Nor I passed any exam, I satisfied the wise kid and later he offers me to eat (Manjeela) but I refused his offer.
Ikram Ullah tells me his story that day he works fourteen hours and try to sell the food item (Manjeela) to the people .He said that I try to sell the item early because if I sell these items then I have time for play. He further added that he goes to nearest school & market to sell the item. According to him school children eat these items also passengers who’s in the vehicle.
Some time I want to eat the ( Manjeela ) but I couldn’t because the shop keeper whose give me these items daily give me seventy ( Manjeela ) . If I eat one of Manjeela then he cut five rupees from my daily Wage. That is 100 Rupees Pakistan (Equal 1 Dollar) said Ikram Ullah during Interview.
The innocent child Ikram Ullah said that he is basically from the Terah Valley Khyber Agency, three years back when the different groups start fighting in his village. His father gunned down by unknown armed people, who are on the road side. After the incident our family left the Terah Valley and we live in a Badbher area in Rent house. He said that we have own home in Terah Valley but when I lose father, the family move to Badbher. Here my mother works in different peoples' homes as a home worker.
During questioning the Wise Kid Ikram Ullah said that please Hurry Up because I want to go to market to sell the (Manjeela) and have no more time. He said that when he sells the food items early then he plays with other kids and then go to home. Ikram Ullah said that he has two brothers, his elder brother Name Subhan Ullah and his work with donkey carts. Where he earns also 150 Rupees (one Dollar 50 Cent) the younger brother Najeeb Ullah some time come with me but no one goes to school in our family. My young two sisters staying at home, said Ikram Ullah during Interview.
Daily I Earn 100 Rupees (1 Dollar), which I give to my mother because three thousand (32 Dollar) the Rent of our house said Ikram Ullah. He said that incident in Terah Valley in which my father died our life change and now we on roads.
Ikram Ullah Asked me why you don't publish the news against these people whose killing the people in Terah Valley , he said that I lost my friend in Terah Valley and now I didn’t have any friend here in Badbher , that’s why I mostly play with my brother at home.
He said that I want to attend the school like other children but I couldn’t, I wish wehad our home and no Burdon of rent then I attend the school with my brother Said Ikram Ullah. He said that so many times I left home and didn’t go to Market because I want to attend the school , but my mother's anger over me , she said if you didn’t work then how we arrange the rent for a home. So again I start work. He said that we live near a Badbher Police station some time I heard the voices of Firing during night. That’s make me scared because I lost my father and home because of firing and I worried about everyone in my family.
12 year old Kid Ikram Ullah said my mother said that if peace comes in our Land then we will move to our area. I wish peace come into our area and our family return to Terah Valley. Ikram Ullah smile and left me on the road side and shout to attract the buyer (Manjeely Wahly).
During composing of the Story of Ikram Ullah my friend called me to give me the news, the news about Terah Valley. Journalist friend informed me that Banned Organization Lashker Islam (force of Islam) gunned down his five Militants Commanders in the area of Aka Khel Last night and their dead bodies found on the road side. Last night people found also five dead bodies of the unknown people. That’s gunned down also in the same area
Tara Valley is part of Khyber agency (Tribal Area) and two different groups work against the name of Islam. They use Suicide attacks on each other. Now a day Pakistan army is also doing an operation in the same area.