Afghan refugee shot dead in Swabi


An accused gunned down an Afghan refugee over eunuch dispute here on Tuesday and escaped the scene. According to details, the dispute emerged over eunuch in Barakai Refugee camp in Swabi after which accused Waqas Khan opened straight fire at Afghan refugee.

As a result of firing, Haya Khan was killed on the spot and the culprit fled the scene. The body was shifted to hospital for postmortem and police after registering a case against the murderer started raids for his arrest.

Meanwhile the Commissionerate for Afghans Refugees (CARs) Khyber Pakthunkhwa (CAR) here Tuesday said that no Afghan refugees’ influx has been witnessed so far in Khyber Pakthunkhwa where 43 camps were already operational to facilitate the registered refugees.

Following the fall of Kabul on August 15 last, officials in CAR told APP that no refugees’ influx from Afghanistan has been witnessed on Torkhum border so far and only Afghans with legal travelling documents were being allowed to cross the border where effective security arrangements were put in placed by the Pakistani Government.—INP

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