Wednesday, October 26, 2005

10,000 Afghan workers to be sent abroad :: International News Network

KABUL: The government has decided to find 10,000 workers overseas jobs to control unemployment as well as earn foreign exchange for the country.

A senior official of the Labour and Social Works Ministry Abdul Karim Hamid told Pajhwok Afghan News the workers would be sent to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait and Australia.
This story has an odd ring to it, as if the Afghani government is forcing 10,000 workers to go abroad. Probably it's more like the reverse: 10,000 Afghanis are being allowed to leave so they can take up work abroad and send money home to their families.



Blogger Acad Ronin said...

They could go to Australia. There is a precedent. The legendary train from Adelaide to Alice Springs is known as The Ghan, a name that traces its ancestry back to Afghan camel drivers in the Outback. For the history see:

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