22 January 2017

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Sunday, January 22, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Unemployment has been changed into a lasting pain, as the youth are in dire need of jobs in Afghanistan a process that takes long to achieve.
The findings show that implications of high unemployment in Afghanistan are destructive for its economy and domestic security.
Unfortunately, lack of jobs in the country has led thousands of young Afghan men migrating to the neighboring countries.  It has also led people to grow opium poppy, and others are encouraged to join the Taliban extremist groups.
Likewise, it has surely positive effects on the rise of violence and economic instability in Afghanistan.  In fact, the unstable labor market and deteriorating security situation in the country have also set barriers for the government to decrease the unemployment rate.
Unemployment can negatively affect the people and it can also leave tremendously powerful scars on a person’s psyche.
Likewise, it can leave some individuals with feelings and worthlessness, lack of motivation, feelings of embarrassment, greater level of anxiety, hopelessness and increased levels of stress.
Companies usually hire people who already have jobs as people with jobs usually socialize in similar places and word of mouth and referrals increase their chances of getting new jobs.
This really adds to the disappointment of unemployed people.
Crime rates rise as people are unable to meet their needs and divorce rates often rise because people cannot solve their financial problems.
In some cases, because of the unemployment, the youth delay their marriage age which is also a prominent social problem.
Increasing unemployment would help insecurity to further be extended across the country, and vice versa, security and stability would help economy get developed and job opportunities be provided for the citizens.
Unfortunately, still the government has no specific plan to get rid of this challenge.
Therefore, the government should be serious toward unemployment in the country and try to improve the agricultural and industrial activities as well as appoint those working hard for the development of the country, which would help decrease the rate of unemployment in the country. 
Furthermore, the government has to make doing business easy, support the private sector, ensure security, fight corruption and remove the barriers for private sector to deliver real value and change.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Kabul (BNA) 7th term of gender workshop titled ‘responsive budget to gender’ was held the other day by directorate of gender for MoIC with technical and financial cooperation of women affairs ministry and GSSP.
In the workshop held with participation of a number of employees of the ministry, director of the ministry’s gender Mahbooba Sadat spoke related to aim of the workshop and said, “Gender department of the ministry of information and culture has held various workshops and this time the workshop aims to discuss responsive budget.”
Sadat stressed that the respective department wanted to aware women on peace, security, economy and budget, adding that lack of a number of directorates have caused that some gender programs could not be implemented.
Meanwhile, expert trainer of the women affairs ministry, Salahuddin Faizi praised that holding such programs and workshops was effective for women and men in government institutions.
Rokhshana, a participant in the workshop considered holding such programs related to gender issues as effective for awareness of government employees.

Saturday January 21, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Foodstuffs have been distributed to 300 returned families from Pakistan in eastern Laghman province.
A source of refugees and repatriation department in Laghman told BNA correspondent, the distributed foodstuffs assisted by World Food Program (WFP) for the returned families in the province.
In this round each returned family have received 3 months foodstuffs, the source added.
The assistances will be continued for returned and destitute families of Laghman province.

Friday January 20, 2017
Jalalabad City (BNA) Cash and foodstuffs have been distributed to 200 destitute and returned families from Pakistan in eastern Nangarhar province.
Ghulam Haidar Faqirzay head of refugees and repatriation department of Nangarhar told BNA, in this round AFG 16,000 and foodstuffs have distributed to the mentioned families.
Further assistances will be distributed to needy and returned families from Pakistan in near future in the province, Faqirzay added.

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