The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

IEA working to round up street beggars from Kabul

Officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) say it is important to identify the real beggars and provide them with the right program to stop begging and provide them with the opportunity to be paid.
In a recent move, the IEA Supreme Leader, Mawlavi Hibatullah Akhundzada, has tasked Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Beradar, to manage rounding up beggars from the streets of Kabul city.
Now, the program has started and the beggars who have vocational skills will be identified and provided with a job in relevant fields.
Based on the program, the children begging on the streets of Kabul will be provided with education, and those beggars who are really poor and cannot do any work will be paid a monthly salary.
Previously, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs had said that they were working on a plan to help the needy people and those begging on Kabul streets.
Nearly 900 beggars have been rounded up in the past one week, according to the deputy PM office.
A video footage shows of the prime minister’s economic aid office saying that 898 baggers had been rounded up by relevant institutions in the past seven days from the different parts of the capital Kabul, adding that this process would continue.
Of the total 898 rounded up beggars 108 were vulnerable and deserving persons while 410 others were baggers in disguise who had gone through a biometric process and assurance had been taken from them not to beg in the future.
Meanwhile, Human Right Watch has recently said that Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis cannot be effectively addressed unless the U.S. and other governments ease restrictions on the country’s banking sector to facilitate legitimate economic activity and humanitarian aid.
“Afghanistan’s intensifying hunger and health crisis is urgent and at its root is a banking crisis,” said John Sifton, Asia advocacy director at Human Rights Watch. “Economic restrictions are still driving the country’s catastrophe and hurting the Afghan people.”
Despite actions by the U.S. and others to license banking transactions with Afghan entities, Afghanistan’s central bank remains unable to access its foreign currency reserves or process or receive most international transactions.
On the other hand, the World Food Program (WFP) has recently said that almost 20 million people – half of the population – are suffering either level-3 “crisis” or level-4 “emergency” levels of food insecurity in Afghanistan.
The Islamic Emirate (IEA) is working to address the economic challenges facing the people of the country as they have started a program to round up street beggars in Kabul city and provide them with at least jobs or monthly salaries.
Samiullah Momand

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.