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Blanket pay raise for police, army personnel from June 21

Blanket pay raise for police, army personnel from June 21

Jun 08, 2016 - 17:48

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Security officials said on Wednesday salaries of security personnel of defense and interior ministries have been increased with effect from June 21.

A source in the Ministry of Defense (MoD),wishing not to be named, told Pajhwok Afghan News monthly salaries of all security personal -- from a soldier to a general -- had been increased by 3,500 afghanis.

“MoD employees receive their salaries based on ranks; salaries of security forces different in stable and restive areas. But the salary increase is applicable to all security personnel,” the source added.

Interior Ministry spokesmanSeddiqSeddiqi said the pay raise for MoD staffers was also applicable to MoI workers.Around 350,000 security personnel are working under MoD and MoI.



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