KANDAHAR: Government department to construct homes for returnees
KANDAHAR - The head of Kandahar Refugees and Returnees Department, Mohammad Azim Nawabi, said that his office planned to construct a housing scheme for returnees based in Kandahar.
“We are going to construct a housing scheme for those returnees, who are currently living in Kandahar. We have shared this issue with the Ministry of Urban Development and soon we will start the construction,” said Mr. Nawabi addressing the media at Kandahar Media and Information Center (KMIC). “Currently, we have around 1400 registered returnee families in Kandahar and each family will be given one piece of land,” he added.
Together with the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, his department also planned to provide food and non-food items to the returnee families in Kandahar. He said that they would be working to establish a camp in Panjwai, similar to that in Daman district, for those returnees who came from Pakistan.
Hundreds of families have returned from Pakistan in 2012. Around 800 families are based in Kandahar and the rest have returned to their place of origin with the assistance of UNHCR.
“However, there are some problems, which hinder our activities. For example, lack of assistance from the central Government,” Nawabi concluded.
Source: Kandahar (RTA) Headlines