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Paktika martyred families, disabled persons demand pending benefits

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Paktika martyred families, disabled persons demand pending benefits

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Aug 15, 2019 - 16:40

SHARAN (Pajhwok): Some disabled persons and family members of slain security personnel in southeastern Paktika province complained that they have not received monthly pensions from the past two years and were facing economic problems.

Haji Mohammad, the resident of Janikhel district of Paktika told Pajhwok Afghan News, his elder brother and three nephews served in Afghan army and killed during duty.

“We have to look after their widows and orphans but from the past two years concerned authorities did not give us their pension which has become a huge problem,” he said.

He accused the Department of Martyrs and Disabled for delaying the pensions of martyrs and threatening those who want their rights.

Mohammad Aslam, a resident of Chardahi village, said his brother was serving in police and killed but did not receive his pension from the past two years.

“All formalities have been completed and the bank card is also ready but when we refer to the bank they says that money has not been transferred,” he said.

Hassan Khan Hasan, head of the disabled community, told Pajhwok Afghan News that disabled individuals also did not receive pensions from the past two years.

“We have at least 3,000 disabled persons and martyrs families but the Ministry of Finance did not provide completed budget. Last year the Finance Ministry should have allocated 107 million Afghanis but the ministry transferred 60 million Afghanis.”

Mohammad Hanif Haya, head of the Martyrs and Disabled Department, said they never postponed the pensions of martyrs and disabled persons.

“The ministry did not offer money according to our wish therefore the problem happen,” he said.

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