Due to non-payment of salary and remuneration, the staff at the Ahmad Shah Baba International Airport in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province have resigned.

According to the local sources, the number of the employees resigning from their jobs in the Ahmad Shah Baba International Airport in Kandahar province, for not receiving their salaries reaches up to 35.

The employees said that they were in dire financial straits and that the caretaker Taliban government had failed to pay them for the previous eight months service they had provided for the airport.

The caretaker government’s Ministry of Transportation and Civil Aviation, however, reported the number of resignations at 15, claiming that the resigned employees were housekeepers, maids and janitors, while not specifying whether the workers were paid.

The resignation of the staff at the Ahmad Shah Baba International Airport in Kandahar comes at a time when the food prices in Afghanistan have soared more than double.

According to sources, if employees’ salaries are not paid on time, the number of resignations may rise owing to financial difficulties.

Unemployment and hunger has hit Afghanistan badly and the recent political turmoil has resulted in Afghanistan experiencing the “worst humanitarian crisis on earth”, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Author

  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).