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    Iran deports 2,800 Afghan children last year

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Human Rights Commission on Thursday expressed concern over the deportation of more than 2,800 Afghan children into western Afghanistan from neighbouring Iran last year.


    Govt, residents dispute land ownership

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok):  Powerful individuals have encroached on large parts of a township the government has devoted to returning families in southern Ghazni province, officials claimed on Tuesday.


    Journalists mourn Ahmad’s death

    KHOST CITY/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Journalists in southeastern Khost and southern Helmand provinces on Monday expressed their deep sorrow and grief over the death of AFP reporter Sardar Ahmad in Thursday’s attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul.

    Business & Economics,Migration,Features

    Afghan riches need railroad to be unlocked

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The short stretch of track is intended to be the start of 3,600 kilometers of rail that will be the key to unlock Afghanistan’s mineral riches, including iron, copper and gold, a media report said." border="0" height="1" width="1">

    The in a report pointed to the establishment of Afghanistan’s railroad, problems and current status with respect to the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan after 2014.  

    Security and Crime,Migration

    About 100 Waziristanis flee to Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): About 20,000 people have been displaced by a looming full-scale operation by the Pakistani military and ongoing airstrikes on militant hideouts in the troubled northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan, with nearly 100 fleeing into Afghanistan, an official said Saturday.


    Pakistan starts renewing refugees’ cards

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): The Pakistan government has set in motion a countrywide process of issuing renewed Proof of Registration (PoR) cards to registered Afghan refugees.

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    Islamabad plans to register illegal Afghans

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): The government in Islamabad says it has worked out a comprehensive plan to register around 1.5 million illegal Afghan refugees living in different parts of Pakistan.


    Thousands of Kapisa families displaced

    MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Thousands of families have been displaced by fighting over the last couple of days in the Najrab district of central Kapisa province, affected individuals said on Tuesday.


    Curbs on refugees’ movement in Peshawar urged

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The administrative chief of Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, has suggested restrictions on the movement of Afghan refugees in the city.


    UAE meeting on Afghan refugees rescheduled

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Arab Emirates will host representatives from the UN, Pakistan and Iran next week to review pilot projects set up to encourage refugees to return to their homes from the neighbouring countries.