Govt to drive out Afghan Army personnel from refugee camps

Govt to drive out Afghan Army personnel from refugee camps

Peshawar : Pakistan | Sep 24, 2011 at 9:30 PM PDT
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Peshawar, 25 September 2011, Government has decided to deport more than 100 officials of Afghan National Army present in Afghan refugee camps in wake of terrorism threats.

Federal Ministry of Interior has send report from provincial government of Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa and FATA Secretariat to submit complete details of personnel of Afghan National Army, who are living in the camps of Afghan refugees, located either in KP or tribal areas.

Provincial government has given the list of more 100 officials of Afghan National Army residence in the refugee camps. It is also known that they used to travel between Afghanistan and Pakistan frequently.

Sources said that some quarters have objected to the presence of Afghan Army's staffers in Pakistan by saying that they might either be involved in the sabotage activities or some terrorist attack may occur due to their presence. Meanwhile, the provincial government on directions of Interior Ministry once again started investigations about the linkages of government employees with extremists.

According to details, a monitoring cell has been established for this purpose that includes people from Special Branch of Police and IB. Another monitoring cell was established in the Tribal areas. As per details, after the Malakand operation KP government had demanded a report from all the Commissioners about the linkages of government employees with extremists. Special Power Ordinance was used to terminate these 160 employees on the charge of having linkages with the extremists

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musarrat ullah jan is based in Peshawar, North West Frontier, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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