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Unregistered Afghan refugees directed to leave Mohmand Agency

Unregistered Afghan refugees directed to leave Mohmand Agency
July 16, 2017

GHALANAI, 16 July: Security forces and political administration officials on Sunday ordered Afghan refugees who are residing without registration in the area to leave Mohmand Agency.
The unregistered Afghan refugees started negotiation with the political administration to get an extension in the deadline and avoid a crackdown. According to sources, the security forces had on July 10 asked the unregistered Afghan refugees to leave the agency. However, only 12 unregistered Afghan refugees had left the agency and migrated to home country Afghanistan in last five days. According to reports, more than 100 unregistered Afghan refugees in Yakaghund, Halimzai, Ghandaw and other areas.
According to security forces, the elders of the Afghan community have so far been held three Jirgas with the political administration to get an extension in the deadline.
According to unregistered Afghan refugees, they have business and trade here in the Agency and wanted to sum up their business activities before leaving. They asked the political administration to give them reasonable time in this regard
When contacted, Political Agent Mahmood Aslam told TNN that he was following direction and laws of the government in this regard. All the possible facilities have been given to them, he concluded.
It is pertinent to mention here that government had allowed registered Afghan refugees to leave until December 31, 2017.

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