100 Afghan families leave Shabqadar & Mohmand
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): One hundred unregistered Afghan refugee familieshave returned to their homeland from the Shabqadar area of Charsadda district and adjoining tribal region of Mohmand, a news report said on Sunday.
The Express Tribune quoted an unnamed official as saying that July 25 was the last date for unregistered Afghan refugees residing Shabqadar and Lower Mohmand Agency to vacate their houses.
It added the houses vacated by refugees in Mullagori area had been razed. The houses had been built illegally in Michni, Ekka Ghund and Munda refugee camps.
Following the refugees’ repatriation, the Shabqadar Bazaar wears a deserted look. Fruit and vegetable sellers can be no longer spotted in the once busy market, the newspaper said.
In Swabi district, Jamaat-i-Islami leader Mushtaq Ahmad Khan said Afghan nationals were living in Pakistan under an international pact and the provincial governmentshould respect the agreement.
“Afghan nationals saved the borders of Pakistan and defeated Russia,” he told journalists. “The governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan should resolve their differences and avoid creating difficulties for refugees,” he remarked.
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