Nilofar Rahmani, an Afghan pilot who won an international bravery award for women in 2015, and went to the Unites States for training has said she is not ready to return home.
According to the New York Times she said due to the deterioration of the security situation in Afghanistan she is not willing to return home and work as a pilot.
“The situation is not improving in Afghanistan but is getting worse,” Rahmani said.
According to U.S media reports Rahmani applied this summer for asylum.
Rahmani said she does not feel comfortable or secure working in Afghanistan and her male colleagues treat her badly and insult her.
Rahmani was supposed to return home after 15 months of training last week but she has said to her trainers she still wants to be a pilot but not for Afghanistan and instead wants to fly for the U.S air force.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan Air Force members have complained about their salaries and working conditions and have called on the president to address their issues.
In 2015 when Rahmani was in Afghanistan, she said pilots and other air force personnel were fed up with the poor conditions they were expected to accept.
The pilots claim their salaries are only 20,000 Afs a month, which does not go far, as they still have to pay for their own accommodation. They have also complained about the unappetizing food they get. One pilot said that in Helmand, they are given a piece of bread, cold fries and burned meat for lunch.