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As Taliban are trying to recruit Uzbek, Tajik and Pakistani fighters so, the problem of Afghanistan needs a regional approach, Isaf spokesman said Monday.
Speaking at a press briefing in Kabul, General Carsten Jacobson, a spokesman for Isaf said that it's important to seek a regional approach for Afghanistan to tackle the issue of Taliban.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) will help 150,000 Afghan refugees to repatriate from Pakistan to Afghanistan this year, officials said.
The return of refugees is a totally voluntary process as Voluntary Repatriation Centers in Pakistan will help Afghan refugees to return home. The centers are expected to remain open throughout the year.
Poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has declined 40% over the course of past four years as Isaf and government forces have secured key towns and village and ramped up eradication, UN anti drug official said.
This year farmers grew poppy on about 143,000 acres in Helmand province, down from its peak of nearly 256,000 acres in 2008, according to Regional Command Southwest.