afghan refugeesFollowing a deadly attack on an army-run school in Peshawar city of Pakistan, the federal government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has set a deadline for the expulsion of Afghan refugees.

The provincial government spokesman Mushtaq Ghani quoted by local media agencies, said the Afghan refugees will be expelled from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after a month.

Ghani further added that the government can no longer afford refugees, insisting that the “time has come for the federal government to take practical steps for the repatriation of the refugees.”

According to Ghani, the federal government would work out a roadmap to keep the Afghan refugees out of urban cities.

Over 130 school children were massacred following an attack at the Army Public School on 16th December on Wardsak Road in Peshawar.

The attack was carried out by a group of militants belonging to Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), who claimed responsibility behind the massacre and said the attack was carried out in revenge to Pakistani military operations which left scores of civilians dead.

The Pakistani government claimed that the TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah, based in Afghanistan was involved in plotting and coordinating the attack together with the group’s commanders.


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