100 North Waziristan families stranded at Pak-Afghan border: report


PESHAWAR: Around 100 North Waziristan families are stranded at the Ghulam Khan checkpost at the Pak-Afghan border, as they have been stopped by the Afghan officials to enter Pakistan, reported by a local English daily.

Talking to the media, Political Agent Karman Afridi said that the situation is like this since last Tuesday. He said that the Afghan officials have stopped these families from entering Pakistan on the pretext of not having the relevant documents.

These families took refuge in Afghanistan as the army launched the operation Zarb-i-Azb against militants in June 2014.

Around one million families were forced to leave their homes and seek refuge in nearby Afghanistan— out of which, almost 5000 families have been brought back to the country.