Nearly 250 Nepalis stranded in Kabul

September 26th, 2008 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, Sept 26 (ANI): At least 250 Nepali youths have been left stranded in Kabul after their employment agent allegedly fled without providing them the promised employment.

The victims informed their relatives in Nepal about their agony just few weeks after reaching the Afghan capital.

Bishnu Prasad, one of the victims, told his elder brother Indra Prasain of Satashidham of Jhapa district, that he and many other Nepali youths have been left stranded and finding it difficult to earn a living and often hide themselves to avoid arrest.

My brother is left with no money for his expenses as he has given it all to the agent and many of them have fallen sick due to lack of food, quoted Prasain as saying.

The agent, hailing from Kanchanpur district, took Rs 4.5 lakhs from each youth and promised to provide them jobs that would make them earn Rs. 100,000 a month in Kabul .

Similar views were expressed by relatives of other victims, including many retired Nepal Army servicemen. They have requested the Nepal Government to make arrangements for the repatriation of their kin. (ANI)

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