Nepal lifts ban on sending workers to Afghanistan
The ban was lifted under certain conditions as per which Nepalese workers will be allowed to work only inside the green zone where the UN and other diplomatic agencies are present. Photograph: (Getty)
Nepal has lifted a four-month ban on workers going to Afghanistan, which was imposed following the killings of Nepalese security guards in a Taliban attack.
The spokesperson at the ministry of labour and employment, Govinda Mani Bhurtel, told Xinhua news agency on Sunday that the decision was made at last week's cabinet meeting.
The South Asian country imposed the ban on June 23 after the Taliban attack on June 20, killed 13 Nepalese and two Indian nationals who were working as guards at the Canadian Embassy in Kabul.
Bhurtel said the ban was lifted under certain conditions under which Nepalese workers will be allowed to work only inside the green zone where the UN and other diplomatic agencies are present.
"The employer should arrange shelter for Nepalese workers around the workplace and if they have to travel outside, there should be the provision of security escort and bullet proof vehicles," Bhurtel added.
(WION with inputs from agencies)