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Afghan businessmen in Pakistan ready to return home

Afghan businessmen in Pakistan ready to return home

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Jul 28, 2016 - 12:15

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghan Ambassador to Pakistaninfo-icon Dr. Hazrat Umar Zakhilwal says that some Afghan businessmen are ready to return to their homeland.

On his Facebook page, the envoy wrote the Afghanshaving businesses in the Nowshera district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincemet him on Wednesday.

They pledged returning to Afghanistaninfo-icon and shifting their businesses, according to Zakhilwal, who assured the traders of all-out support.

In Nowshera, the Afghan businessmen own almost 3,000 shops and run businesses worth $300,000, according to conservative estimates.

They have decided to return home at a time when Pakistan security officials have launch a crackdown on Afghan refugees in violation of international norms.

According to reports, Pakistani authorities have prepared a list of businessmen and planned to seize their assets. About 1.5 million refugees are living in different parts of Pakistan.

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