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Pakistan: Unregistered refugees asked to leave Kacha Garhi camp

PESHAWAR (PAN): The government of Pakistan has issued notices to unregistered Afghan refugees living in the Kacha Garhi camp in Peshawar to leave the place by March 15. Quoting official sources, a leading Pakistani English daily newspaper reported that refugees who had not got themselves registered under the Proof of Registration (PoR) programme had been asked to get ready for either repatriation to Afghanistan or relocation to Dir and Chitral districts of the NWFP. The programme was approved by representatives of the UNHCR and the Afghan and Pakistani governments at a meeting of the tripartite commission held in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan. The Pakistani government has announced that the Kacha Garhi camp would be closed down by June 15 this year. It would be followed by the closure of Jalozai camp in Nowshera district of NWFP in August the same year. Quoting NWFP Commissioner for Afghan Refugees Nasir Azam, the report said the government would not take legal action against unregistered inhabitants of the Kacha Garhi camp till March 15. Unregistered Afghans living in other parts of Pakistan had been gi


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