'1.6 million Afghan DPs will go back by December 2015'
Minister for State and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Lieutenant General Abdul Qadir Baloch (Retd) Wednesday informed the National Assembly that a total of 1.6 million registered Afghanis will return their homeland by December 2015. Answering a supplementary question during question hour in Lower House of the Parliament, the Minister said that a meeting was held to formulate a comprehensive mechanism to settle the issue.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2013
He said that fake identity cards of Afghan refugees will be detected through finger prints. However, he dispelled the impression about the existence of one million Afghanis in Karachi. He said that the number of Afghanis might be 0.2 million to 0.3 million. Answering another question, he said refugees have to go back home voluntarily under international law of refugees.