Eastern Courier: Refugee from war-torn country gives back to ethnic community in New Zealand

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Escaping the clutches of the Taliban to becoming head boy at Pakuranga College, the story of 17-year-old Mortaza “Taza” Sahar is awe-inspiring.

Taza and his family belong to the Shia Muslim community known as Hazaras, a minority group in the mostly Sunni Muslim occupied Afghanistan.

They have been targeted by the Taliban, infamously known for their extremist Muslim views and sharia (law), who regard Hazaras as “infidels”.

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