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Returning families promised plots

Returning families promised plots

Aug 03, 2013 - 16:44

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) and the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) on Saturday promised land plots for the Afghans returning from neighbouring countries.

In this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between IDLG and the ministry, with both sides pledging to provide the returning families with land plots and other facilities.

About 90,000 refugees returned from Pakistaninfo-icon last year, with 30,000 scheduled to come back this year, said Refugee Minister Jamahir Anwari. He added IDLG would distribute land plots to the returnees.

IDLG chief Abdul Khaliq Farahi called the MoU an effective step toward helping refugees reach the provinces they belonged to. “We have ordered governors and district chiefs to provide returning families with land plots and other things they need.”

More than five million Afghans are living in Iran and Pakistan as refugees. Of them 2.7 million possess legal stay documents while others are residing there unlawfully.




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