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Retired Govt employees demand their pensions

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Kabul: Retirees expressed concern and called on the interim government to pay their pensions as they are facing dire economic conditions, Tolo news reported.

The retirees said that they have not received their pensions for the past two years, and asks the authorities to heed their demands.

 “It is our right. It (pension) was once put aside from our salaries. We don’t want charity,” said Bori Qol, a retiree.

But the Ministry of Finance (MoF) said that the new plan for the payment of pensions for retirees has been finalized.

“The plan which was formed for the retirees has been passed by the cabinet and has been sent to the office of the supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate. Once we receive the instructions from the leader, we will immediately act, accordingly,” said a spokesman for the MoF.

Hundreds of retirees have staged protests several times over delays in their payment of pensions but they have not yet received their salaries.

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