1 FC soldier martyred, two injured in North Waziristan terror attack

PESHAWAR: At least one soldier embraced martyrdom while two others were injured in terrorists attack Frontier Corps check posts along-with Pak-Afghan border in North Waziristan.

According to Major General Asif Ghafoor, Director General Inter-services Public Relations (DGISPR), terrorists opened fire on an FC check post near the Pak-Afghan border in North Waziristan. The martyred officer was identified as FC Lance Naik Mohammad Imran while two other personnel were also injured in the attack.

The ISPR chief said that the FC responded the attack as result two terrorists were killed. DG ISPR has also posted terrorists photographs on official twitter account.

It should be noted that this is not the first time that security personnel have been targeted near the Pak-Afghan border. A number of such attacks were carried out across the border.

On October 29, 11 people, including six Pakistan Army personnel, were injured in cross-border firing. Earlier, on September 20, a remote-controlled blast on the Pak-Afghan border in Mohmand District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province killed a Major and a soldier of Pakistan Army.

Afghan refugees return temporarily suspended

PESHAWAR: The federal government has temporarily suspended the volunteer return process of Afghan refugees, based in Pakistan, for three months. According to sources, the number of registered Afghan refugees across the country, including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is up to 03 million.

The federal government has stopped their return from today until at least February 30th. Sources said the operation will resume on March 2 next year, and 200 million US dollars will be provided as financial aid to one person for voluntarily return to Afghanistan.

It is evident that the process of repatriation of registered Afghan refugees by the government has been extended till next year, and so far five times the process has been extended. The Afghan refugees have been living in Pakistan since 1979 when the former USSR attacked their country.