Some employees of the Supreme Court on Monday held a demonstration in Kabul to protest their unpaid salaries. The protestors said that they haven’t received the salaries for the past four months.
“I have not received my salary for the past four months. It is winter and the weather is cold. All of the people are facing a lot of challenges,” said Najmuddin, an employee of the Supreme Court.
“We have petitioned the Islamic Emirate since it came to power. They told us that we will not be dismissed and when we asked again, they told us to stay home for now,” said Mohammad Ilham, an employee.
They said that around 900 employees have lost their jobs as some units of the Supreme Court were removed and that they are now facing an uncertain future.
“I have a family to take care of but I haven’t been paid. We call on the Islamic Emirate to clarify our fate,” said an employee of the Supreme Court.
The protestors said they have been struggling with severe economic conditions.
Noorzad, who worked as cleaner in the Supreme Court, is a father of eight children. He has not been paid for the past four months.
“My son is sick. I didn’t have money to buy him medicine. I borrowed the money. I ask the Islamic Emirate to help us,” he said.
Earlier, some employees of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing and Administrative Office of the President complained that they had not received their salaries.
However, the Ministry of Finance said the government has paid the salaries of government employees for the months of “Asad, Sunbola, and Mizan."