Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Deaf people demand reserved seat in parliament

Deaf people demand reserved seat in parliament

Sep 13, 2015 - 18:06

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A number of deaf people on Sunday staged a protest demonstration through capital Kabul and demanded a reserved seat in parliament for their community.

Around 100 deaf youth gathered at Zambaq Square around 11:30am and handed over a list of their demands to representatives of the Presidential Palace.

The slogans they chanted included: “We want representation in parliament to defend our rights.” “We would act against laws if the government does not respond to our demands.”

Mohammad Younis Karimi, a protester, told Pajhwok Afghan News he had been jobless and unable to find work for himself.

On Saturday, dozens of youth staged a protest demonstration against what they said growing unemployment which they termed the main reason behind insecurity, capital flight and migrationinfo-icon.

Criticising government’s policies in this regard, the protestors who had gathered in front of the parliament house in Darul Aman area of capital Kabul demanded the government address the issue.

According to the National Workers Union (NWU) as many as 16 million people in the country were eligible to work out of which three million had jobs and the remaining were jobless.



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.



Twitter Update