Moving Pashto video

Friend of the newsletter Haifa Yousafzai sends this Pashto song:

د  پلار دعا
(Father’s prayer)

Heartfelt and elegant, Javed Amirkhil’s moving voice and the visuals remind you of the plight of Pashtun fathers - specially low-skilled workers in rural areas and migrant workers in foreign countries. Sung through a child’s perspective addressing a father whose blood and sweat funds the child’s education - he asks his father to never stop praying for him or he would be lost. Amirkhil sings in an Afghan dialect of Pashto and dons traditional attire for this track, which gives it an authentic finishing touch.