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    MRR queries KP decision on refugees

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The decision to expel all Afghan refugees from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after a month is against previous commitments and efforts were on to resolve the issue through diplomatic channels, officials said on Sunday.


    AIHRC concerned at refugees’ situation

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) official Musa Mahmoodi on Tuesday said they were concerned about the situation of Afghan refugees living in Pakistan and Iran.


    Iran extends visas for 450 Afghan refugees

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The government of Iran has extended work visas of 450 Afghan refugees for six more months, an official said on Saturday.


    Schools set up for Waziristani children

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Some 40 primary schools have been set up for Waziristan’s refugee children living in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Saturday.


    5.7m Afghan refugees return in past decade

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): An estimated 5.7 million refugees returned to Afghanistan over the past decade, with most focusing their rehabilitation around Kabul, the World Bank said on Monday.


    Waziristan refugees begging for survival

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok):  Many Pakistani refugees, who fled an ongoing military offensive in the tribal region of North Waziristan to southeastern Khost province, have started begging to feed their families.

    Business & Economics,Migration

    Waziristan refugees in Khost receive aid

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Some Australia-based Afghans provided cash assistance to refugees from Pakistan’s South Waziristan Agency (SWA) in southeastern Khost province.

    Business & Economics,Migration,Features

    Number of illegal migrants to Iran soars

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The number of youth illegally travelling to Iran in search of jobs via Nimroz province has doubled and those deported from the neighbouring country are stuck here, unable to pay for their home journey.

    Business & Economics,Migration

    US-Afghans send food aid to refugees

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of Afghans living in the US have provided food aid to Khost-based refugees from Pakistan’s tribal region of North Waziristan.


    Camp being set up for Pakistani refugees

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Up to 600 families have migrated from Pakistan’s tribal region of North Waziristan to southeastern Khost province, the governor said on Thursday.