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    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.

    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.