Islamabad, July 24, 2014 (PPI-OT): Afghan refugees holding Proof of Registration (PoR) or UNHCR-issued refugee cards, who are planning to return to Afghanistan from Pakistan under the UN Refugee Agency’s facilitated voluntary repatriation programme are hereby informed, that the UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Centres (VRCs) in Chamkani and Baleli will operate in accordance with the following revised schedule on account of Eid-ul-Fitr:
The Chamkani VRC in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will remain closed from 27 July until 2 August and will resume its work on 3 August 2014.
The Baleli VRC in Quetta, Balochistan will be closed from 26 July to 1 August and will resume its work on 2 August 2014.
Encashment Centres in Afghanistan will remain closed from 27 July to 29 July. They will resume operations on 30th July 2014.
As per usual practice, Afghan refugees in Pakistan who wish to proceed through the VRCs in Pakistan after the facilitated return resumes, are encouraged to contact the UNHCR helpline, which is operational between 8am to 8pm, before approaching the centres.
For more information, contact:
Ms Duniya Aslam Khan
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Quaid-e-Azam University Road, Diplomatic Enclave 2,
Sector G-4/2, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 282 9502 -6
Fax: +9251 227 9455