Young people in Balkh province who have graduated from various faculties say that due to lack of work, they have to drive taxis.
These young people called on the Islamic Emirate to make opportunities for them to work in government departments.
Zia Rahman, 30, is a graduate student of the English language and literature faculty and said he worked for five years in the information and culture department in Balkh and was interested in continuing his education, so he traveled to India to pursue his master's degree. But due to economic challenges, he could not continue his education and now he is driving a taxi on the roads of Mazar-e-Sharif.
“I was interested in pursuing my education so I traveled to India but due to economic challenges I couldn’t finish my master’s degree,” said Zia Rahman.
“It has been five years since I graduated from the journalist faculty and due to financial challenges I am driving a taxi now,” said Ghulam Sakhi, who studied journalism.
“I studied two years in my department and because of the changes and challenges I drive a taxi,” said Hashmat Ullah, who studied economics.
The labor and social affairs department in Balkh acknowledged the unemployment among the educated youth in this province and spoke of efforts to create job opportunities for them.
“Our educated youth really need jobs, they have the ability to work in government departments, in the offices of the Islamic Emirate, if there is an empty post, we will hire them there,” said Naseer Ahmad Abu Khalid, head of the Labor and Social Affairs Department in Balkh.
After the return of the Islamic Emirate to power, most educated young people went abroad due to the lack of work in order to support their families.