Repatriation of ‘registered Afghan’ refugees scheduled to be resumed today after four months of suspension, through two refugee centers established in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
In Peshawar the United Nations High Commission for Refugees has established a registration centre in Chamkani for the returning refugees.
The UNHCR is also paying 200 US dollars and provide food and other necessary items to the returning refugees.
The UNHCR confirmed 11,000 afghan refugees have been registered in Khyber Pakthunkhwa alone among 16,000, opting to return to Afghanistan.
According to the un agency’s statistics, 1.5 million registered afghan refugees are residing in Pakistan, out of which 3,65,000 have returned to their homeland by end of 2016 before suspension in the repatriation process.
The statistics further revealed that there are around one million undocumented Afghans staying in Pakistan.