The method of voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees to their nation will resume from subsequent month, a spokesman for the United Nations Excessive Fee for Refugee (UNHCR) stated Tuesday.
The spokesman informed Radio Pakistan that the method was briefly suspended in November final yr on account of winter season.
A repatriation centre has been arrange at Chamkani close to Peshawar to register refugees prepared to return to Afghanistan.
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The UNHCR is offering $four hundred to every returning refugee in addition to meals and different primary gadgets.
The spokesman stated 380,000 registered Afghan refugees have been repatriated to Afghanistan in 2016.
Final month, the cupboard had accredited a coverage pertaining to the repatriation of Afghan refugees and barred entry into the nation for these refugees who wouldn’t have legitimate visas.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had presided over that assembly throughout which the refugee repatriation and administration coverage was accredited.
The coverage requires strict implementation of Pakistan’s immigration legal guidelines alongside the Pakistan-Afghanistan border and making certain that these with out visas usually are not allowed entry into the nation.
The coverage additionally permits an extension within the keep of registered refugees within the nation until December 31, 2017.
Many Afghan refugees have been sheltering in Pakistan for many years, first fleeing over the border after the Soviet invasion of 1979.
Some four.2 million Afghan refugees have returned to Afghanistan voluntarily underneath the UNHCR-funded Voluntary Repatriation programme since 2002.
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