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Over 370 Afghan families return home from Pakistan in past day, ministry

KABUL: A total of 377 Afghan families returned home from Pakistan via the country’s ports in the past day, the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriates said in a statement Sunday. “The returned families which include over 2,000 individuals have returned via Torkham and Spin Boldak ground ports to the country in the past one day,” the statement said, adding after registration they have also been introduced to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Nangarhar and Kandahar provinces for receiving necessary assistance. At the same time, the returnees have been provided with necessary services, information about the future of their children and the education system, and public awareness by the appointed committees, as well as 67 families of the returnees have been transferred to their provinces, the statement quoted. Based on the ministry’s figures more than 11,000 Afghan refugees have returned to the country from Pakistan and Iran during the past eight days. According to figures published by the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation, 5,016 people, or 915 families returned to the country via the Torkham and Spin Boldak crossing after being evicted by the Pakistani government within the past 8 days. During this period, 5,886 people returned from Iran through Islam Qala port in western Herat province. The deportations of Afghan refugees from Iran and Pakistan have intensified in recent months. Pakistan has launched a crackdown on Afghan refugees evicting them forcibly since November 1. This is to be mentioned that over 400,000 Afghan refugees have so far returned to the country from Pakistan. Javed Husain

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.