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    MRR queries KP decision on refugees

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The decision to expel all Afghan refugees from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after a month is against previous commitments and efforts were on to resolve the issue through diplomatic channels, officials said on Sunday.


    Iranian police warned over abusing Afghans

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Iranian police chief has warned security personnel of legal action if they humiliate Afghan refugees living in that country.


    Iran to extend visas for Afghans: Mohaqiq

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Iran has promised to extend visas of Afghan refugees in the neighboring country for six months, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Mohaqiq said on Sunday.


    Iran extends visas for 450 Afghan refugees

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The government of Iran has extended work visas of 450 Afghan refugees for six more months, an official said on Saturday.

    Security and Crime,Migration

    Many families displaced by Kapisa insecurity

    MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Growing insecurity has led to a considerable increase in the number of displaced families in central Kapisa province, an official said on Wednesday.


    People smuggling venture returned to Sri Lanka

    KABUL (PAJHWOK): The Australian Government continues its close cooperation with the Sri Lankan Government to disrupt people smuggling ventures departing Sri Lanka.



    137 Afghans held in Balochistan, Sindh

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 130 Afghan citizens have been detained in in Balochistan and Sindh provinces of neighbouring Pakistan, a media report said on Thursday.


    Refugee school in Peshawar closed down

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) has closed down a school for refugee children in northwestern Pakistan, touching off a protest, a news report said on Sunday. 


    Schools set up for Waziristani children

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Some 40 primary schools have been set up for Waziristan’s refugee children living in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Saturday.


    Lack of shelter, jobs impede refugees’ return

    KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Government officials say around 1,080 families have returned to southern Kandahar province from Pakistan this year, compared with more than 2,000 households in 2013.