Special people demand dues, warn of storming MoD
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of disabled security personnel on Saturday warned to attack the Ministry of Defense (MoD) if their stipends were not paid immediately.
They gathered in front of the MoD in Kabul, saying President Ashraf Ghani had promised to allocate land plots and give 200,000 afghanis to each person but that pledge was far from being honoured.
Lt. Qader Shah, former commander of 215th Maiwand Military Corps, said: “I have lost one of my legs in a suicide attack. I need my due salary.”
He added he was unable to do any job despite the fact that “we had proudly defended our country, but the government now doesn’t pay heed to resolve our legitimate demand.”
Sharifullah, a soldier of Afghan National Army (ANA) from Paktia province, said the government should pay their salaries of the past four months. He demanded the government to increase their salaries so they could go abroad for treatment.
MoD spokesman Brig. Gen. Mohammad Waziri told Pajhwok Afghan News the cause of delay in payments was because of late approval of the draft budget. He said MoD would transfer the salaries to the disabled officers through banks in the near future.
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