From the Rise of Economic Hardships to the Reduction of Salaries for Female Employees to 70 USD
From the Rise of Economic Hardships to the Reduction of Salaries for Female Employees to 70 USD
Following the issuance of the written directive by the General Administration of Taliban Affairs,

Following the issuance of the written directive by the General Administration of Taliban Affairs, which calls for reducing the salaries of female employees to five thousand Afghanis, some women are expressing concerns. They argue that these women are the sole breadwinners for their families, and aligning with this order represents a great injustice to women who are heads of their households.

Some female government employees are worried about this Taliban leader’s directive and fear that with the implementation of this order, female heads of households will face economic challenges.

Amina Samadi, a female teacher who is the head of her household, expressed concerns about her and her children’s future after the issuance of the directive to reduce the salaries of female government employees.

“My salary was ten thousand Afghanis, and it is supposed to be reduced to five thousand. I am the sole provider for my family and I have to find ways to cover the expenses of my four children alone, but how will I solve any problem with just five thousand? My husband is unemployed, and the expenses for water, electricity, rent, and my children’s needs cannot be met with five thousand Afghanis,” Amina said.

Mozhgan, another female head of household who works in a government office, is also worried about the reduced salary of five thousand Afghanis affecting the progress of her life and her family.

“There are seven members in my family. I have lost my husband, so in addition to working and providing for myself, I have no one else to rely on for support. Five thousand Afghanis cannot cure any pain,” Mozhgan said.

In the published directive, Hibatullah Akhundzada, the Taliban leader, has ordered that the salaries of all female employees in the Taliban government be reduced to five thousand Afghanis about 70 USD. It states: “All female employees in government offices who were appointed by the previous government and are still receiving salaries from the Islamic Emirate [Taliban government], their salaries in both budgeted and non-budgeted units should be determined as five thousand Afghanis and [all salaries should be equal in amount].”

The directive does not clarify whether the salaries of female employees who are staying at home have been reduced to five thousand Afghanis or if it applies only to female employees actively working in government offices.

  • نویسنده : Afghanistan Women News Agency
  • منبع خبر : Afghanistan Women News Agency