Houses of Afghan nationals demolished in Torkham

Peshawar: After the expiration of three-days dead line, the Pakistani authorities on Monday started demolishing houses and other compounds occupied by Afghan families situated on the Pak-Afghan border in Torkham.

Extra ordinary security measures were taken in Gianray and Bacha Mina areas of Torkham border town ,close to the Torkham border.

Hundreds of Khasadars and Levies personnel were deployed on the hill tops and cordoned off the whole Torkham areas to avoid untoward situation during the crackdown.

Talking to this correspondent, political tehsildar Torkham, Shakeel Omarzai, said that since last forty years more than 318 families and 1884 individuals had been residing in Bacha Mina and Gianray areas of Torkham border.

He said they had served several notices to the Afghan families to leave Pakistan and vacate the houses and Hujras(male guests houses) situated alongside the Torkham border.
Omarzai said on the expiration of 3 days dead line, they started demolishing of the houses.

He said on the first day they demolished 29 houses while the action would be continue to demolish all the houses owned by Afghan citizens.