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Faryab public order police yet to get 5 months stipend

Faryab public order police yet to get 5 months stipend

Feb 18, 2015 - 15:44

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Public order police officers in northwestern Faryab province on Wednesday warned to quit their jobs if their salaries were further delayed.

Col. Gul Mohammad, unit commander of public order police, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the unit was deployed four years ago to the province for protection of a road construction company. The unit, he said was maintaining security of the Qaisar-Faryab road.

He said that they did not get paid for the last five months and warned to quit their jobs if their problem was not addressed in next few days.

The Ghormach district, where a number of public order police were deployed, is one of the most unstable areas where 71 of the police personnel had been killed and tens of others wounded in fighting with militants in the past one year, he recalled.

A police officer Mohammad Shah said they put their lives in danger to secure the road but their salaries for the last five months were not paid.

He said that his family had borrowed money from others to buy daily use commodities. He could not go home for the last five months because he had no money in his pocket.

“If the government does not pay my salary I must quit my job and find another job to feed my family,” Shah said, adding they have shared the issue with the governor, ministry of interior and the first vice-president but no step could be taken so far.



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