100 Unregistered Afghan families left the Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa Province.
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100 Unregistered Afghan families left the Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa Province.

Peshawar : Pakistan | May 22, 2012 at 8:30 PM PDT
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Afghan Refugees in Pakistan Prepare for Repatriation

Peshawar, Afghan Refugees is not showing any interest to leave the Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa province; even provincial government gives dateline to Afghan refugees to leave him Pakistan. District coordination officer Peshawar Siraj Mohammad Khan announced 25 may date line for the illegal Afghan Refuges to leave the Peshawar and voluntary back to their home land Afghanistan.

According to UNHCR sources only 100 families leave the Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa province voluntarily and through the Torkham border they return to Afghanistan. But the Back to home process of the unregistered Afghan refugees is still slow and Afghan Refugees didn’t interest to leave the Pakistan.

According to sources more than 200000 unregistered Afghan Refugee families are still living in different parts of the province, these Afghan Refuges are also working their business illegally.

Most Afghan Refugees are working in Provincial capital Peshawar surrounding areas, Sorezai, Kohat road and they are working as Bonded Labor. These Afghan Refugees are not traveling frequently Peshawar, that’s why nobody knows about these people.

District Coordination officer Peshawar were also impose the section 144 in Peshawar , in which he ordered to Property Dealers that they will not give Houses to Afghan Refugees , if some one didn’t obey the order then they may face 4 month prison.

The action taken because Illegal and unregistered Afghan Refugees move different areas and police cannot arrest, so they take action of section 144. Also they will face the 14 Section of Foreign Act.

Sources confirmed from District coordination office Peshawar makes teams and after the 25 may dateline teams will start searching operation against illegal and unregistered Afghan people.

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An Afghan migrant sits with his granddaughter at the doorway to his family's dwelling on the outskirts of Peshawar
An Afghan migrant sits with his granddaughter at the doorway to his family's dwelling on the outskirts of Peshawar
musarrat ullah jan is based in Peshawar, North West Frontier, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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