Cum Deo pro Patria et Libertate
Budapest, Europe and world news
Add Your News
Taliban Stop Afghan Government Employees From Returning To Work: Report
Afghanistan crisis: Only a few private firms, including telecom companies, have been operating since the Taliban swept back to power -- although there have been two public holidays since then.
Government employees in Kabul were blocked by Taliban terrorists from returning to their offices on Saturday, the first day of the Afghan working week.
Since the hardline Islamist group seized power six days ago, government buildings, banks, schools and universities have remained largely closed.
Only a few private firms, including telecom companies, have been operating since the Taliban swept back to power -- although there have also been two public holidays since then.
The blocking of employees from entering their offices came despite the Taliban announcing they would allow government staff to continue working.
"I went to the office this morning, but the Taliban who were at the gate told us they have not received any orders to reopen government offices," said Hamdullah.
"They told us to watch TV or listen to the radio for an announcement about when to resume work."
The Taliban have yet to form a government and in the chaos of a collapsed administration, one of the top concerns among Afghans is continuing to earn a salary.
Two days after seizing power the Taliban announced a general amnesty, and said everyone should return to work.
Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has said the group's new government would be "positively different" from their 1996-2001 regime, infamous for barring women from almost all aspects of public life.
He also announced a general amnesty.
"All those in the opposite side are pardoned from A to Z," he said. "We will not seek revenge."
On Saturday, most roads in the capital were largely deserted save for the route to the airport, which was choked with people scrambling to join a US-led evacuation.
Roads leading to the foreign ministry in central Kabul were also closed, an employee told AFP.
"They aren't allowing anyone to enter," he said on condition of anonymity.
"One of them even told me to wait until the new minister and directors are appointed."
The foreign exchange market was also shut as it awaited instructions from the central bank, traders said.
Another employee at the Kabul municipality said he was disappointed that the Taliban were not yet re-opening offices.
"I came with a lot of hope but left disappointed," he said.
Workers at the offices of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation in Kabul, however, were allowed to enter after showing their ID cards, an employee there said.
Controversial Socialist MP Tóth Pulls Out of Primaries after Losing Support of Backing Parties
Csaba Tóth, Zugló’s incumbent Socialist (MSZP) lawmaker, has decided to step down in the primaries. Following a number of accusations, a new case unearthed by his rival Ákos Had...
Eco-tourism in Georgia, a boost for the economy and for the environment
Georgia's Colchic rainforests and wetlands have just been recognised by UNESCO and added to its World Heritage List. The country is now looking to further protect the unique bio...
France To Crackdown Against "Radical" Muslim Groups, Centres: Minister
A third of the 89 places of worship "suspected of being radical" and flagged by the intelligence services had been checked since November 2020, he told Le Figaro newspaper.
Serbia and Hungary: Illiberal Axis or a Confluence of Interest?
In the age when liberalism is in crisis, many governments feel free to find their own way of doing things that may have little to do with Western liberal thinking.
Virus Balkanicus-Fascist Chauvinism: This Is The End, My Only Friend – Essay
When I mentioned, back in 2016, in one of my essays within Eurasia Review, that the EU should be careful and closely watch the populistic issues which were starting at Poland an...
France Protests Limited UK Licences Granted To European Union Boats
French fisherman have become increasingly angry over how Britain has controlled access for EU boats into its waters after it exited the bloc.
Hungarian Greyhound – Fast, Lean and Coming to Coinage
Next week, on October 4th, we’ll see the launch of the third issue in the “Hungarian sheep and hunting dog breeds” coin series, the Magyar Agar or Hungarian Greyhound.
Press Roundup: First Reactions to the German Election
In the first snap reactions to the Bundestag election results, pundits across the political scene foretell more tension between the next German government and Hungary.
Facebook Pauses 'Instagram Kids' to Introduce Changes After User Backlash
Facebook has said that it will suspend its version of Instagram for children to re-evaluate and update it so that the project meets users' demands.
Uber set to roll out pension plans for all eligible UK drivers
The UK's Supreme Court said drivers were workers and not self-employed and were therefore entitled to benefits like holiday pay.
What to eat when you have Covid (or are in recovery)
Nobody wants to catch Covid – let alone be suffering from its symptoms.
Subscribe also to our WhatsApp channel:
Add Your News