UNHCR (Efforts underway for repatriation of Afghan refugees)

Islamabad: All out efforts are underway to repatriate majority of the remaining 1.6 million registered Afghan refugees by December 2015 on voluntary basis. In this regard, the Repatriation Package being paid to each returnee has been enhanced from $150 to $200 from January this year with a view to attract maximum repatriation.

According to officials , currently repatriation of registered Afghan refugees is undertaken on voluntary basis as per Tripartite Agreement between the Governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, which is valid till 31st of December 2015. A high level Ministerial Committee has also been constituted to make feasible recommendations to deal with the issue of repatriation of remaining Afghan refugees after December next year.

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