2,300 Baloch families migrate to KandaharBy Bashir Ahmad Naadem Oct 3, 2011 - 16:40
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): More than 2,300 Baloch families have migrated to Afghanistan due to recent violence in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, an official said late on Monday.
The families fled to the Spin Boldak border district, Director of Refugee and Repatriation Affairs Mohammad Azim Nawabi told a press conference.
He said the department had shared the issue with the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation, which promised assistance to the affected families. Three months on, no support has been provided for the victims, he added.
It was the responsibility of the ministry to resolve displaced families' problems but it was not paying attention, the director said, accusing the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) of inaction on the issue.
About 1,000 families displaced from northern provinces to Zherai district were faced with many problems, he said, urging the ministry and UNHCR to help the affected people.