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    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.


    Iran extends visas of 470 Afghan refugees

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Iran has extended work visas of 470 Afghan refugees staying in the neighbouring country, an official said on Sunday.


    Returning families assured of facilities

    KABUL (PAN): Nearly 9,000 homecoming families would be extended “all basic facilities of life” as part of the New Kabul City project, an ambitious public-private joint venture to construct a metropolis 1.5 times larger than the current city of Kabul.


    Migration presents challenges, opportunities: IOM

    KABUL (PAN): The issue of migration in Afghanistan is complex and multi-faceted and presents both challenges and opportunities, a global organisation said on Wednesday -- marking International Migrants’ Day.


    Iran daily deports Afghans by thousands

    HERAT CITY (PAN): Iran has been forcefully deporting Afghan refugees by the thousands on a daily basis to western Herat province, an official said on Monday.


    Anwary under fire but convinces MPs

    KABUL (PAN): Refugee and Repatriation Minister Jamahir Anwary on Saturday came under harsh criticism from some lawmakers, but managed to convince the lower house not to consider a no-confidence motion against him.


    9 more Afghans welcomed in New Zealand

    KABUL (PAN): The authorities in New Zealand has granted residency to nine more Afghan interpreters, who served with troops from the country in central Bamyan province, a report said on Friday.


    Graft sinks deep roots in Ministry of Refugees

    KABUL (PAN): An Independent Media Consortium (IMC) investigation reveals serious administrative corruption in the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations (MoRR).


    Karzai urges Rouhani to extend Afghans’ visas

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, who met his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on Thursday, called on Tehran to extend visas of Afghan refugees in the neighbouring country.