What is the reason Zaman likely sells children to Taliban?
A struggling orphanage director in Kabul, Zaman tells Amir and Farid where they can find the Taliban official who has abducted Sohrab. Zaman is selling the children to the high ranking official of the Taliban for the money. He can no longer afford to pay for the orphanage because he has used everything he had. With the money he gets from selling a few children, he can buy supplies for the rest of the children. He feels guilty about the children who are taken, but it is a case of losing a few to save the many.