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70 displaced families return to Parachinar from Afghanistan

70 displaced families return to Parachinar from Afghanistan

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Jul 18, 2016 - 11:00

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): More than 40 houses, vacated by Afghan citizens, have been razed by the local administration in various areas of Pakistaninfo-icon’s northwestern Khyber tribal region, an official said.

Afghan refugees had left the houses in Khan Kalai (village) after they were given a deadline of three days, Malagori area administrator Shahkeel Burkitold said.

At least 39 families had already left for Afghanistaninfo-icon, he said, adding 43 vacant houses were demolished by the security personnel on Sunday.

Notices have been served on Afghan citizens to vacate their houses in different parts of the agency, include Jamrud, Shahkas, Jaba and Ghundai.

Elsewhere in the northwest, at least 70 displaced families returned to Parachinar from Afghanistan. The households had migrated to Afghanistan due to a military operation in North Waziristan.

The families returned to Kurram through the Kharlachi, Shaheedano Dand border areas and arrived in Bannu district.

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