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Protesters in Peshawar seek Afghan refugees’ repatriatition

By Bureau report
June 21, 2016

Torch effigy of President Ashraf Ghani

PESHAWAR: Urging the government to repatriate the Afghan refugees, the members of arms manufacturing associations on Monday staged a protest demonstration against the Afghan government for engaging in hostilities with Pakistan at the Torkham border.

Holding banners and placards inscribed with slogan “go Afghans go” the protesters gathered at Sher Shah Suri Road outside the Peshawar Press Club.

They chanted slogans against Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and burnt his effigy to vent their anger.

Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan Hunting and Sporting Arms Association Joint Secretary Insaf Khan said that the Afghans were the agents of the Indian spy agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

He alleged that Afghans were involved in acts of subversion despite living in Pakistan for the last 35 years.

Arms Manufactures Association General Secretary Momin Khan said that Pakistan had informed the Afghan government in advance about the installation of the gate at Torkham border.

“The Afghans should not be allowed to slay in Pakistan any longer,” he said, urging the government to register its protest against the Afghan government at the international level for its unprovoked aggression against the country.

He said the government should repatriate Afghan refugees living in the country particularly Khyber Pakhtunkhwa without extending their stay.