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340 Afghan refugees held in Peshawar

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL:  Some 340 Afghan refugees had been detained during the past three days in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police source said.

“Police have detained 340 Afghan refugees during the past three days,” Abbas Majid Marwat, Senior Superintendent of Police of Peshawar was quoted by Geo TV, as saying.

“They were detained during clearance operation in various areas of Peshawar city,” he said, referring to the detention of Afghan refugees.

“We pledge to continue operation against illegal foreigners. Afghan refugees lacked legal stay documents and that’s way police arrested them,” he added.

Large number of Afghan refugees lives in Peshawar as refugees and they were treated will in the past years.

Afghan refugees are not treating will in these days, especially after clashes between Afghan and Pakistani force at Torkham border over construction of a gate.

Earlier, 25 Afghan nationals were arrested in a search operation carried out under the National Action Plan in various areas of Peshawar, the capital city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police told in that time.  Over million Afghan refugees have been living in Pakistan for decades and they are now in an uncertain situation as relations between Kabul and Islamabad became very tense.

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