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    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.

    Security and Crime,Migration

    Hundreds of Afghan refugees held in Karachi

    KARACHI (PAN): Pakistani security forces have detained hundreds of Afghan refugees from various areas of Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province, during a latest crack down on miscreants.

    Business & Economics,Migration,Features

    IDPs get carpet-weaving equipment

    SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Up to 225 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs) were given carpet-weaving material in the northern province of Jawzjan, officials said on


    Early return of illrgal refugees ruled out

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan on Sunday ruled out the early return of refugees from neighbouring countries, including Iran.


    Afghans can open bank accounts in Pakistan

    KABUL (PAN): Under an agreement extending their stay in Pakistan until the end of 2015, Afghan refugees can now open bank accounts and get driving licences and mobile phone SIM cards in the neighbouring country.


    Returning families promised plots

    KABUL (PAN): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) and the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) on Saturday promised land plots for the Afghans returning from neighbouring countries.


    KP opposes extending Afghan refugees’ stay

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, rejecting the central government’s repatriation policy, has opposed extending Afghan refugees’ stay in the country, a report said on Friday.


    Pakistan minister in Kabul for talks on refugees

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan’s Minister of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) on Thursday arrived in Kabul for participation in a tripartite meeting among Pakistan, Afghanistan and UNHCR.