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Migration

Resolving refugee problems key to stability: Atifmal

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Mar 15, 2015 - 20:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): The deputy foreign minister on Sunday said resolving the problem of Afghan refugees was the key to Afghanistan’s stability since they were being tooled to pressure the government. Attiqullah Atifmal, speaking during a general...
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Pakistan to register illegal refugees in a month

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Mar 14, 2015 - 18:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has promised not to coerce Afghan refugees into repatriation, a cabinet member said on Saturday, a day after returning from Islamabad.
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Pakistan set to host meeting on Afghan refugees

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Mar 10, 2015 - 15:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): In order to resolve the challenges being faced by the Afghans, a trilateral meeting among Kabul, Islamabad and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will be held in Pakistan on Wednesday. UNHCR said Pakistan’s...
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Islamabad orders halt to arrest of Afghans

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Mar 10, 2015 - 12:29
KARACHI (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s federal government has instructed provinces to stop detaining Afghan refugees and remain in contact on the issue with ministries of interior and foreign affairs. In a letter, whose copy is available to Pajhwok Afghan...
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Afghan delegation in Islamabad for talks on refugees

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Mar 09, 2015 - 12:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): An afghan delegation led by minister for refugees and repatriation arrived in Islamabad to hold wide-ranging talks with Pakistani officials on the issue of Afghan refugees, an official said on Monday.
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KP govt plans to expel Afghan prayer leaders

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Feb 26, 2015 - 12:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): In a fresh development, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan has planned to expel all Afghan prayer leaders who are living illegally in the province. The dawn.com quoting unnamed official as saying that the decision had...
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HRW asks Pakistan to stop forced refugees’ repatriation

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Feb 23, 2015 - 14:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Pakistan to stop forced repatriation of Afghan refugees.
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Deep concerns voiced at human trafficking

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Feb 22, 2015 - 17:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) and International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Sunday expressed concerns over human trafficking and vowed to support Afghan border police in tackling the menace.
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Officials mark surge in refugees’ repatriation from Pakistan (Video)

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Feb 21, 2015 - 17:09
JALALABAD CITY (Pajhwok): Officials on Thursday recorded dramatic increase in repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan’s Peshawar city and asked the central government should provide the families with needed facilities. Haji Ghulam Haidar...
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Officials mark surge in refugees’ repatriation from Pakistan

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Feb 19, 2015 - 17:23
JALALABAD CITY (Pajhwok): Officials on Thursday recorded dramatic increase in repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan’s Peshawar city and asked the central government should provide the families with needed facilities.
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Abdullah concerned about refugees in Pakistan

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Feb 16, 2015 - 16:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said the unity government was concerned about the situation of Afghan refugees living in Pakistan. Presiding over the maiden meeting of the new cabinet, the CEO said: “...
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22,000 Afghan families flee Pakistan: IOM

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Feb 07, 2015 - 15:32
KABUL: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Afghanistan said that thousands of Afghan families are fleeing Pakistan to escape harassment after a deadly Taliban attack on Army Public School in Peshawar.
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Pakistan may set up refugee camps near Durand Line

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Feb 01, 2015 - 12:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): New camps may be set up near the Durand Line for Afghan refugees ahead of their repatriation at the end of the current year, a report said on Sunday. Provincial authorities had been instructed to acquire land at suitable locations...
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Thousands of illegal Afghans detained in Pakistan

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Jan 24, 2015 - 12:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): Police in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province have detained 1,900 illegal Afghan nationals in a series of search operations, a media report said on Saturday. A total of 5,550 suspects have been taken into...
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More than 135 Afghans rounded up in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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Jan 20, 2015 - 12:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 135 Afghan citizens have been detained during search operations in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a media report said on Tuesday.
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Unregistered Afghans in Kurram given 3 days to leave

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Jan 19, 2015 - 11:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): Unregistered Afghan refugees living in Pakistan’s northwestern Kurram tribal region have been ordered to quit the area within three days, a media report said on Monday.
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Afghan refugees in Balochistan don’t want to return: UN

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Jan 16, 2015 - 15:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): Most of Afghan refugees in Pakistan do not want to voluntarily return due to the deteriorating law and order situation in their country, a UN official was quoted as saying on Friday.
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Injured Afghan national in Iran loses hope for life

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Jan 12, 2015 - 20:45
TEHRAN (Pajhwok): An Afghan worker in Iran, who suffered critical wounds in an accident, has been unable to fund his medical treatment due to abject poverty.
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Pakistan not extending deadline for refugees return

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Jan 09, 2015 - 11:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): A meeting on policy recommendations and registration of Afghan refugees was said to be attended by senior officials in Islamabad and decided that deadline for repatriation of Afghan refugees would not be extended beyond December 31 2015.
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200 displaced families receive UN aid

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Jan 07, 2015 - 20:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): Around 200 internally displaced families (IDPs) received winter aid from the UN’s refugee agency in central capital Kabul, an official said on Wednesday. The aid worth $1 million included warm clothing, fuel, food and kitchen...
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