• publish: 30 August 2016
  • time: 8:59 am
  • category: International
  • No: 4331

50,000 Afghan refugees return home from Pakistan in August

Officials in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Pakistan have said that almost 50,000 registered Afghan refugees have returned home in August.

The UNHCR spokesperson in Pakistan, Dunya Aslam Khan, has said that 50,000 Afghan nationals willingly returned to their home country in August, making the number 76,000 this year.

Dunya Aslam told APP on Monday that some 59,000 Afghan refugees repatriated from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, 4,600 from Baluchistan, 1,300 from Sindh, 9,800 from Punjab, 1,200 from Islamabad and 130 from Azad Kashmir.

At least 12, 900 Afghanis returned to their home country in July, while this number reached 50,000 in August, she said.

The number of Afghan refugees returning Afghanistan from Pakistan has considerably increased during the last two months, Pakistani officials say.

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