Above 1000 govt posts for Paktika lie vacant
SHARANA (Pajhwok): As many as 1,100 government posts out of 5,200 remain vacant in southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Sunday.
Nabiullah Perkhel, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News a total of 5,200 posts had been available in civil administrations at the provincial capital and districts.
Some 1,064 of the posts could not be filled over the past few years due to which most of the administrative activities could not be carried out in a swift manner, he added.
Some 434 posts were announced soon after the new governor took charge and as a result, some people were hired, the official said.
Aminullah Shariq took charge as the governor of Paktika six months earlier.
Niamatullah Babri, the deputy head of the provincial council, said some civil administration posts were empty in the province and as a result, people faced problems in addressing their issues.
He said the positions of the education, finance, procurement, martyrs and disabled directors and hundreds others were still unoccupied.
He deplored that thousands of qualified individuals every year graduated from universities and but they struggled for employment while hundreds of government posts remained vacant.
Mir Ahmad, a graduate from the Paktika University, said scores of youth were jobless in the province and the government was creating no jobs for them.
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