ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 15th Augst,2016) : United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has announced that Voluntary Repatriation Centers (VRC) Chamkani in Peshawar will reopen on August 16 (Tuesday). All the VRC were closed on account of Pakistan's Independence Day holiday on August 14. 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 have already been informed, said a press release.
As per usual practice, Afghan refugees in Pakistan, who wish to proceed through the VRCs after facilitated returns resume are encouraged to contact UNHCR helpline numbers, which are operational between 8am to 8pm, before approaching the centers. The helpline numbers in Pakistan included, Peshawar 0300-858-5600, Quetta: 0300-0771699, 0333-781-9601, Karachi : 0342-270-4888. The emergency contact numbers of Encashment Centers in Afghanistan included: Kabul, Kabul province: 0093 (0)791 990 244, Samarkhel, Nangarhar province: 093 (0) 791990201 or 0093 (0) 791990340 , Jamal Mayna, Kandahar province: 0093 (0) 791990369, 0093 (0) 700308177 or 0093 (0) 799032233.