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    Pakistan may extend Afghan refugees' stay

    KABUL (PAN): The new Pakistani government may extend the stay of more than 1.6 million Afghan refugees living in the neighbouring country, a media report said on Friday.


    Returning families remain homeless

    SHARAN (PAN): A large number of families have been without shelter since their return from neighbouring Pakistan to southeastern Paktika province years ago.


    Afghans’ repatriation process suspended

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): The repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan has been suspended for a short period of time, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    UN urges security boost around Jalozai camp

    KABUL (PAN): The United Nations has asked Pakistan to beef up security around the largest camp for internally-displaced people in the country’s northwestern age Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.


    Displaced families get winter assistance

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Winter assistance, including food items, was delivered to nearly 2,000 families in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital city of northern Balkh province, officials said on Sunday.


    Islamabad orders end to refugees’ harassment

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has been directed to ensure an end to the harassment of Afghan refugees with valid residency documents, Pakistan’s federal authorities said on Thu


    Number of returning families doubles: UNHCR

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday said the number of returnees to northern provinces from Pakistan and Iran had doubled in 2012. 


    Iran steps up expulsion of Afghan refugees

    HERAT CITY/KABUL (PAN): The Iranian government has stepped up the process of forcibly expelling Afghan refugees, officials said on Tuesday.

    Accidents & Disasters

    9 Afghan refugees die in Pakistan roof collapse

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Nine members of a refugee family died as their house roof collapsed in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, officials said on Monday.