Pakistani police flatten Afghan refugees’ homes, shops
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistani security forces on Wednesday destroyed some shops and homes of Afghan refugees in the Azakhelo camp located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, a civil society member said.
Sawabuddin Makh Kakh, head of the Dubandiwal Society, told Pajhwok Afghan News Pakistani security officials transported heavy machinery to the camp and forced Afghan refugees to leave their homes early Wednesday.
He said they demolished some house and shops in the camp. Around 5,000 refugees’ families were living in the camp.
Sardar Mohammad, a refugee in his telephonic message, said Pakistani police arrived at the camp at around 9:00am and destroyed 25 homes and some shops.
Currently, more than three million Afghan refugees live in Pakistan. The Azakhelo camp was established 30 years ago.
Pajhwok reporter was unable to make contact with authorities concerned in Afghan government to seek their point of views on the issue.
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