Afghan Refugees repatriation from Pakistan: UNHCR Report

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Afghan Refugees repatriation from Pakistan: UNHCR Report

ISLAMABAD (APP): The return of Afghan refugees from Pakistan to their country is continuing. Some 500 families are going back to Afghanistan every day.

A spokesman of United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) told APP that when refugees return, their identity is verified through the latest IRIS test and after that they are issued registration forms.

Every person who leaves is given $400 of financial assistance.

Two centres have been established to facilitate the return of refugees.

On center is located in the Chamkani area of Peshawar which is assisting refugees returning from the areas of Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Kashmir and Islamabad.

The other centre is set up in Quetta where refugees from Sindh and Balochistan can contact to get a date for their return and complete other formalities.

According to the spokesman, IRIS test is contacted to ensure that the refugees should not return from Afghanistan after getting the financial assistance.

When the refugees arrive in Afghanistan, every person gets $400 within seven days of applying at the UNHCR centres working in Kandahar, Kabul and Jalalabad.

$350 are given as financial assistance and $50 are given for transportation.

Daily about 300 trucks leave Pakistan to transport refugees back to Afghanistan.