The Caretaker Chief Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Muhammad Azam Khan, has announced the finalization of a repatriation program for foreign nationals who are residing in the province without proper documentation.
These individuals are encouraged to voluntarily return to their home countries by November 1, with the government committed to providing them with necessary support for their smooth repatriation.
Azam Khan revealed that, to date, approximately 60,000 such foreign nationals have voluntarily returned to their homelands through the Torkham border crossing.
In a press statement, the CM emphasized that the process of addressing undocumented foreigners living in the province will commence on November 1.
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Repatriation efforts will be carried out from designated points across the province. Special arrangements will be made at these points, including the provision of food, and special care for women, children, and the elderly in line with local customs.
Presently, three temporary centers are being established in Peshawar, Haripur, and Landi Kotal for this purpose. These centers will also offer access to medical services, doctors, medicines, and other healthcare facilities.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 27th2023.
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