Herat engineers allege favoritism in NSP appointments
HEART CITY (Pajhwok): A number of engineers on Monday staged a protest demonstration against what they said “discrimination and favoritism in employment on National Solidarity Programme (NSP) projects” in western Herat province.
The protestors accused some government officials in Herat of being biased in making appointments on NSP projects.
The demonstrators gathered in front of the NSP office in Herat City and were chanting “justice is justice,” “death to discrimination,” “no more favoritism.”
Ghulam Sayed, one of the protestors, told Pajhwok Afghan News the government was biased towards the people of Herat. He said 90 percent of the NSP employees in Herat had been chosen from other provinces.
He said several jobs in the NSP in Herat were recently given to people from other provinces based on favoritism.
Eng. Abdul Nazir Rahmani, another protestor, said tens of professional engineers were in Herat were jobless, with the government employing unqualified individuals.
The protestors warned of staging even more and wider rallies if the government paid no attention to the issue. The rally began at 8am in the morning and dispersed after two hours.
NSP officials in Heart refused to comment on the issue.
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