Former employees of the Supreme Court staged a demonstration in Kabul to protest what they describe as an “uncertain fate," and called on the government to address their problems.
The protestors said they have not received their salaries since the Islamic Emirate came to power in Afghanistan.
“Since the Islamic Emirate swept into power, these employees have not been paid nor have they been given a chance to go to their work,” said Mushtaq Rahman, a protestor.
“Our colleagues who are gathered here are from 34 provinces… who face an uncertain destiny—they have not paid their salaries and need to work," a protestor said.
According to the protestors, over 3,000 former employees of the Supreme Court are currently living in limbo. The protest was attended by former employees of the Supreme Court from across the country, including men and women.
“There are some government departments where women employees go every week and sign in for their attendance but the Supreme Court has yet to issue such an order,” a female protestor said.
The Islamic Emirate earlier said that it has paid the overdue salaries of the government employees and that those employees who have not received their salaries will be paid as well.