Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Media Release Service

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Pajhwok Mobile App

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Parwan demo call for foreign firm to hire locals

Parwan demo call for foreign firm to hire locals

By
On
Feb 03, 2015 - 20:40

CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Hundreds of infuriated residents of central Parwan province on Tuesday staged a rally against the Anham Company for denying locals and providing outsiders with job opportunities.

Around 300 protesters closed the busy Bagram-Kabul Highway from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm as a token of protest against Anham -- a foreign company providing logistic and other equipment to NATO and US forces in Afghanistan.

Rural council head Ghayasuddin Bakhshi, who also joined the protest, complained the company was hiring people from other provinces at a time when many residents of Parwan were jobless.

Since the firm was functioning in the province, it should prefer residents of Bagram for employment, he argued.  

Abdul Wali, head of the Mujahideen Council, threatened they would continue their protest if their legitimate demands were not considered.

Employees of the company could not be contacted for comments but Bagram Mayor Abdul Shakoor Qadoosi claimed the firm had recruited 2,000 residents.

rm/mud