UN to repatriate Afghan refugees from March 22
ISLAMABAD: The United Nations refugee agency Friday announced repatriation of Afghan refugees, currently staying in Pakistan, from March 22.
Spokesman to UNHCR said the process of registration has come to end now while thousands of Afghan refugees are hiding illegally in parts of Pakistan sans registration.
Talking to Geo news correspondent Asif Ali Bhatti here in Islamabad, he said a total of 1.7 million Afghan refugees have been registered so far who will be sent back home through Peshawar and Quetta centers.
Every individual will be provided with necessary aid besides 100 dollars, he said.
According to a government source, as many as 2.5 million Afghan refugees are still living in Pakistan.