THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing
the European Community,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC)
No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1, and in particular
Article 15.2 thereof,
(1) Since 2002 over 5,000,000 Afghans
have returned home from Pakistan and Iran.
(2) In the autumn of 2006 the Government
of Pakistan and UNHCR2 registered 2,153,088 Afghans. The original planning
figure for the registration was set at 2,400,000 indicating that some 250,000
Afghans in Pakistan did not register.