Bab-e-Pakistan gate at Torkham completes

Peshawar—The construction of Bab-e-Pakistan Gate at Pak-Afghan border at Torkham has been completed. The authorities said on Wednesday that the gate has been constructed thirty-seven meters inside Pakistani territory.
Construction of the gate was part of border management to stop entry of terrorists into Pakistan from across the border. It will also facilitate cross border movement of people, goods, and vehicles under proper management system.
Meanwhile, it is reported that over 26,355 registered Afghans have returned to Afghanistan so far this year from January 1 to July 31 through the Voluntary Repatriation Centers of United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
An official source told APP here on Wednesday, he said that some 19,062 Afghan refugees repatriated from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,886 from Balochistan, 862 from Sindh, 3,168 from Punjab, 305 from Islamabad and 72 from Azad Kashmir. With the weather improving and the increase in cash grant from US$ 200 to 400 per person the number of returning families is slightly increasing.
To a question he said that in the last week of July, some 7,864 registered Afghan refugees have returned through UNHCR’s assistance from Pakistan ( this include refugee from KP, Balochistan, Sindh, Azad Kashmir, Punjab and Islamabad). The UNHCR facilitates the voluntary return of registered Afghan refugees from Pakistan under its facilitated voluntary repatriation programme which is ongoing since 2002.—APP

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