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12 Afghans without residency documents held in Nowshera

12 Afghans without residency documents held in Nowshera

Feb 28, 2016 - 10:02

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): At least 12 Afghan citizens without valid residency documents have been arrested in Pakistaninfo-icon’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The arrests came during a search operation in different areas of Nowshera garrison town on Saturday, police said. The detainees were shifted to investigation centres for interrogations.

Also on Saturday, a top UN official asked Pakistan to resolve the status of more than 2.5 million Afghan refugees whose proof of registration cards have expired or who are yet to be undocumented.

After the expiry of their registration cards in December, more than 1.5 million Afghan refugees were granted a six-month extension by the Pakistan government.

George Okoth-Obbo, UNHCR’s assistant high commissioner, said they were engaged in talks with the Pakistani government to resolve the population´s uncertain situation.


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