Updated at: 1425 PST, Sunday, April 20, 2008
ISLAMABAD: Afghan refugees’ voluntary return operation from Jallozai Camp resumed Sunday after reopening of the Pak-Afghan Highway.
The road was closed for all traffic after clashes between a religious group and Kukikhel tribesmen in tehsil Jamrud of Khyber Agency.
The UN refugee agency had suspended the return operation of Afghan refugees due to blockade of the highway.
After a five-day suspension the repatriation of Afghan refugees resumed on Sunday.
“After opening of the road 116 Afghan families have returned home from Jallozai refugee camp,” Afghan Commissionariat sources said.
Over 300 Afghan families have got them registered for voluntary repatriation to Afghanistan and they will likely to return home tomorrow.
According to sources the operation has been completed in Jallozai refugee camp Bazaar and all shops have been demolished.