Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

UN praises Pakistan for hosting millions of Afghan refugees

UN praises Pakistan for hosting millions of Afghan refugees

Jul 01, 2016 - 09:19

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The United Nations has praised Islamabad for extending the stay of Afghan refugees in Pakistaninfo-icon.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif allowed registered Afghan citizens to live in the country for another six months till December 31, 2016.

While hailing the decision, a UN spokesman told reporters in New York said their repatriation to Afghanistaninfo-icon should be governed by international laws.

Stephane Dujarris told reporters on Thursday: “We are thankful to the government and people of Pakistan for their generosity in hosting the Afghan refugees for such a long time.”

Pakistan hosts the worldinfo-icon’s second largest refugee population, with more than 1.5 million registered and about a million undocumented Afghan refugees.

As violence escalates in Afghanistan, the number of Afghans voluntarily returning home has declined this year.

Under the international humanitarian law, Dujarrissaid, the Afghan refugees should be repatriated with dignity.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud


Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment


Twitter Update