PESHAWAR - To support Afghans in the fields of education and health, the Government of Pakistan has approved quota for 2000 Afghan students in the educational institutes across the country. According to the Ministry of SAFRON sources, the government announced to issue visas to Afghans within 24 hours for travelling to Pakistan for medical treatment. It has also been announced that work permits will be given to those Afghan nationals staying in Pakistan illegally. Under the quota for Afghan students, they will be given admissions to schools, colleges and universities respectively in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as other provinces of Pakistan from the next year. In this connection, the government has already issued the instructions to the educational institutes across the country. The government has also started collecting details of millions of Afghans who either are staying illegally in Pakistan or voluntarily accepted to go back to their homeland. According to a rough estimate, about 1.7 million Afghans are being issued biometric Proof of Registration (PoR) cards by National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) whereas the cards issued earlier will be renewed and the process will be completed by 2012 after which the repatriation of Afghans will be started, according to sources. About 85,000 Afghans have been repatriated to their country till July 21, whereas the remaining those whose registration has not been done will be registered as per order of the government. Meanwhile to promote healthy activities among the youth as a measure to stop the activities of terrorism, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been asked to implement two percent sports quota in the educational institutes of the province in accordance with the orders of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani. The directives have been issued from the Prime Minsters Secretariat following a report stating that until now the sports quota has not been implemented in the educational institutes of the country. However, when this scribe contacted the education department officials in this regard, they argued that no formal official announcement had been made for its implementation.