Houses vacated by Afghans demolished in Jamrud
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): At least 10 houses vacated by unregistered Afghan families have been demolished in Pakistan’s tribal region of Khyber, a news report said on Saturday.
The political administration razed the houses in the Malagori area of Jamrudsub-district, where notices were served on another 35 Afghan families to leave the area by Saturday (today).
Dawn quoted unnamed local officials as saying 43 Afghan families left for their country via the Torkham border on Thursday when the deadline they had been given to leave Malagori expired.
The move to demolish the houses was meant to discourage the undocumented families returning the area. A number of illegal Afghans have come back to different parts of Khyber after being expelled from their houses recently.
More than1,000 Afghan refugees are residing in the area illegally. The demolition operation will continue on Saturday (today), according to Jamrud Assistant Political Agent Saiful Islam.
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