- Title: Kabul's freighters worry about earnings due to lack of traders
- Date: 28th September 2021
- Summary: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (SEPTEMBER 28, 2021) (REUTERS) FREIGHTER TRUCKS BY ROADSIDE / ONGOING TRAFFIC ARMED TALIBAN MEMBERS TALIBAN FLAG ARMED TALIBAN MEMBERS ON VEHICLE ARMOURED VEHICLE / ONGOING TRAFFIC TRAFFIC ON ROAD (SOUNDBITE) (Pashto) UNIDENTIFIED FREIGHTER SAYING: "There are lots of freighters but there is almost no work, because there are no traders. There is no business in Afghanistan and this is the reason why there are many people who are jobless. When you don't have traders who want to transport their goods (through these vehicles) then what work do you think these freighters will get? All these people are jobless." VARIOUS OF ONGOING TRAFFIC (SOUNDBITE) (Pashto) UNIDENTIFIED FREIGHTER SAYING: "These vehicles come here and are parked until evening and these helpless freighters go back after that. Sometimes they get one trip in a week, otherwise there are no job earnings and these people are jobless." VARIOUS OF ONGOING TRAFFIC (SOUNDBITE) (Pashto) UNIDENTIFIED FREIGHTER SAYING: "The reason why there are no businesses or earnings is because many people have left the country, and people have no money. Day-to-day work is at a standstill." VARIOUS OF ONGOING TRAFFIC
- Embargoed: 12th October 2021 09:40
- Keywords: Afghanistan Kabul earnings jobless traders
- Location: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- City: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- Country: Afghanistan
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001EWMTGSN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Afghanistan's freighters who carry goods from one place to another in the capital Kabul, said on Wednesday (September 28) there was less, or almost no work, due to a lack of traders, who usually rely on freighters to transport their goods.
"There are lots of transport vehicles but there is almost no work, because there are no traders. There is no business in Afghanistan and this is the reason why there are many people who are jobless," said an unidentified trader.
The freighters' trucks were seen lined up along the roadside without any activity.
The Islamist Taliban swept to victory in Afghanistan after two decades of fighting and announced a provisional government that has been met with a guarded reception from the international community. The United Nations has said basic services are unravelling in Afghanistan, with food and other aid about to run out.
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