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Kandahar border police without pay for 3 months

Kandahar border police without pay for 3 months

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Mar 13, 2019 - 16:49

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Border police personnel in southern Kandahar province have not received salary for the last three months or so, negatively impacting their economic situation.

The border police forces say they are deeply concerned about the delay in salary payment and complain they already lack allowances, equipment and supplies.

Most of the affected border policemen are performing duty in Maroof, Arghistan, Shorabak, Registan and Spin Boldak districts.

A few months back, President Ashraf Ghani ordered the Ministry of Interior to hand over the border police command to the Ministry of Defense, leading to the delay in salary payment to the border police forces.

Border police third unit commander Col. Aminullah based in Maroof district told Pajhwok Afghan News that last time their salaries were delayed for six months and this time they were without salary for the last three months. He said the issue had increased financial woes of the forces and their families.

He said due to insecurity ground routes were closed and since long they had not received supplies and allowances.

He further complained they used old weapons and lacked advanced weapons and called for attention to this issue as well.

Abdul Rahman, another border policeman in Spin Boldak district, also said they were without salary for the last three months.

He said at the end of every month their families awaited their salary to cover household and other expenses. He urged the government to address the issue on time because it had caused financial issues which impacted on the policemen mind as well.

Meanwhile, Sadiq Esa, deputy spokesman of the 205thAtal Military Corps in Kandahar, told Pajhwok that the Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were receiving their salary normally every month, but the border police salaries had been delayed.

He also asked the government to pay salaries to the border police through the APSS system as it was convincing and a modern system.

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