172 female employees sacked by Afghan women’s ministry
ISLAMABAD: The Afghan Women Affairs Ministry has sacked 172 female employees, reported Voice of America.
Senior officials of the Women Ministry said that those female workers were dismissed due to economic problems.
The sacked female workers staged protest demonstration against the decision in front of the Women Affairs Ministry in Kabul. The demonstrators deeply regretted the ministry’s decision. They said that the government did not keep in mind rules and regulations in this regard.
Tajwar Kakar, an advisor of Women Ministry, expressed sympathies with sacked women workers of the ministry and said she was not consulted in this connection. “The Women Affairs Ministry sacked 250 female workers last year. The Ministry also sacked 172 female employees this year. The Women Affairs Ministry was established for the welfare and protection of women’s rights but it is not working for the welfare of the women”, she said.
She said there were no rules and regulations in the ministry and all the decisions were being taken on the Minister’s will without consultation with any one. “No one is respecting law in the ministry”, she asserted. However the Afghan Women Affairs Minister, Dr Habiba Surabi said that she made the decision in accordance with the government policy.
She described the remarks of some officials of the ministry as personal views and said that she was working according to the decisions and directives of the President Hamid Karzai. —SANA