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Taliban To Pay Afghanistan Workers Three Months’ Salary



Taliban officials in Afghanistan have announced that thousands of wage earners will be paid from Saturday.

Government workers have not received their salaries since the Taliban seized control of the country in August.

“The finance ministry says that, starting today, the past three months salaries of all government workers and staff will be paid totally,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter.

A union spokesman also testified that the workers would be paid for three months but did not say where the money would come from.

Germany and the Netherlands have stated they intend to pay health and education workers directly through non-governmental organizations.

Western nations suspend billions of dollars in Afghan funds after the Taliban seize control of the country.

Another Taliban spokesman, Inamullah Samangani, said on Twitter on Saturday that the daily revenue collections of the Taliban administration had been increasing daily.

“The finance ministry says that in the last 78 working days of the last three months, we have generated income of about 26.915 billion Afghanis ($288 million),” he said.

“We collected 557 million Afghanis ($5.9 million) in revenue on Wednesday alone,” Samangani said, quoting the finance ministry, adding the payment of pensions of retired workers would also resume soon.

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