2017-07-10

Pakistan starts issuing special education cards for Afghan schoolchildren

Pakistan Forward

PESHAWAR -- Pakistani authorities Monday (July 10) started issuing special education cards for Afghan pupils who wish to study in Khyber Agency, Pakistan, media reported.

The children who seek to study in those schools should register with the tehsildar (tehsil chief)'s office and obtain special cards authorising them to cross the Afghan-Pakistani border daily, said the Khyber Agency administration in a statement, according to Khaama Press.

Issuing the cards will discourage illegal border crossings and help curb militant infiltration, said authorities.

Afghan children who can afford the tuition regularly attend Khyber Agency private schools.

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