Former Afghan govt employees protest for pending salaries

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The protesting employees said that they have not received their salaries for months and are now facing problems…reports Asian Lite News

Former Afghan Government employees of the State Ministry for Peace Affairs on Tuesday protested against the Taliban for the non-payment of their salaries for months.

The protesting employees said that they have not received their salaries for months and are now facing problems, reported local media.

State Ministry for Peace Affairs, officially known as State Ministry for Peace (SMP) is an Afghan government ministry responsible for peace process focused on ending ongoing wars in Afghanistan diplomatically.

Earlier in December 2021, the Taliban had dissolved the state ministries for peace.

Meanwhile, the Taliban had promised to work on a mechanism based on which they will pay the salaries of all the government employees, Khaama Press reported.

But, just like the vague promises made to the international community about inclusive government, women’s rights, general amnesty to former Afghan Government employees etc. remains unfulfilled by the Taliban.

UN calls for equal access to education

Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Mette Knudsen on Thursday met University representatives in Kabul and urged equal access to education for boys and girls as a “fundamental need” for a stable and economic prosperous Afghanistan.

“Visiting private & state Univ’s today in Kabul, UNAMA Dep. Head @Metknu met students, academics and managers urging equal access to education for boys & girls as a fundamental need for a stable and economic prosperous Afghanistan,” UNAMA News tweeted.

Earlier, several members of the Movement of Change for Afghanistan Party (MoCAP) held a protest in Kabul city calling for women’s access to education and work.

They also urged the Taliban to establish a commission for addressing the challenges faced by the women in the country, according to TOLOnews.

The situation of human rights in Afghanistan has worsened since the collapse of the Afghan government and the Taliban’s return to power in August last year.

Although the fighting in the country has ended, serious human rights violations continue unabated.

The Taliban have committed and continue to commit human rights violations including extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, torture, arbitrary detentions, a massive rollback of the rights of women and girls, censorship of and attacks against the media.

Moreover, people in Afghanistan are also facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis which is being driven by decisions and positions taken by the international community, especially the US, that have blocked Afghanistan from aid funding and access to the global financial system. (ANI)

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