Kabul, July 18 The Taliban have asked the women employees to send a male relative as replacement to do their job.
According to a report by The Guardian, women workers of Afghanistan’s finance ministry were asked by the Taliban to send a male relative to do their job.
One female employee from the HR department of the Afghan ministry of finance, where she had worked for more than 15 years, said: “I was asked to introduce a male family member to replace me at the ministry, so I could be dismissed from the job.”
The 37-year-old, who holds a master’s degree in business management, questions: “How can I easily introduce someone else to replace me? Would he be able to work as efficiently as I have for so many years?”
Women who worked in government positions were sent home from their jobs shortly after the Taliban took power in August 2021, and have been paid heavily reduced salaries to do nothing, the report said.
“Since they came (to power), the Taliban have demoted me, and reduced my salary from 60,000 Afghanis (£575) to AFN12,000. I cannot even afford my son’s school fees,” the female employee said.
Many women told The Guardian that they had received similar calls from Taliban officials requesting they recommend male relatives in their place, because the “workload in the office has increased and they need to hire a man instead of us,” one woman on anonymity said.