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Bamyan businesswomen suffer losses after regime change

Bamyan businesswomen suffer losses after regime change

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25 Nov 2021 - 10:28
Bamyan businesswomen suffer losses after regime change
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25 Nov 2021 - 10:28

BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Some businesswomen in central Bamyan province say their businesses were heavily affected and they incurred financial losses following the fall of the democratic regime in August.

SurayaHaqyar, head of the Women Handicraft Association, during a chat with Pajhwok Afghan News said after the fall of the democratic regime, they lost their dreams and income.

She asked the government to create work opportunities for women and allow women to work like men. She added after one month of the regime change, they resumed work but could only sold one shall for 700 afs.

“Due coldness of weather, tourists have stopped coming to Bamyan, poverty and hunger is imminent and people are worried how to arrange food and wood in winter. The market of handicraft items had fallen and working women have no income,” she said.

She said due to the regime change, Bamyan businesswomen lost their business and they could not afford to meet their expenses. She asked welfare organisations to provide aid to women in Bamyan province.

AnasGul, one of the workers of Handicraft Association, said earlier she worked for the association and weaved different items. She said she was the only bread earner of her seven-member family currently struggling economically.

She said earlier the association provided 5,000 afs monthly and she was happy with that.

“After the inception of Islamic Emirate government the handicraft market declined and tens of women included me lost our jobs.”

HaleemaRezaee, another businesswoman, also complained against deteriorating economic condition and said Bamyan businesswomen have lost their business and suffered financial losses after the return of Islamic Emirate.

According to Rezae, around 50 shops of handicrafts, garments and cosmetics were managed by women in Bamyan and after the fall of democratic system, every shopkeeper suffered 150,000 afs loss with the total losses reaching six million afs.

Information Department Director SaifurrahmanMohammadi confirmed Bamyan businesswomen suffered economic losses and added it was not because of the Islamic Emirate.

“After the takeover of Islamic Emirate women market in Bamyan City and close to Band-e-Ameer Park are active and no curbs are imposed on them,” he said.


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