Special people’s representative shot dead in Faryab
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A representative of people with disabilities and martyrs was shot dead after being kidnapped by Taliban in the Sherin Tagab district of northwestern Faryab province on Thursday, an official said.
Syed LuqmanGahryak, the town’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News Haji Mirza Hakim, a local representative of special people, was killed after he was kidnapped on the Sherin Tagab-Daulatabad road.
He said Hakim himself was disabled and had no government job. About a week earlier, another representative of people with disabilities, Ghulam Sakhi, was also killed in a similar incident in the district.
The body of another representative was found two weeks ago after spending three months in captivity in the Sabz Shahr area of Maimana, the capital of the province.
An official, who wished not to be named, alleged most of the special people representatives were receiving salaries of the community they represented.
The source said the representatives also made bogus salary bills of people with disabilities and thus received large amount of money from the government.
Distribution of salaries of people with disabilities through banks and biometric systems would prevent people from illegally receiving the pay of other disabled people, the source suggested.
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