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    Riyadh has no plan to expel illegal Afghans

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Refugee and Repatriation on Wednesday said Riyadh had assured Kabul that illegal Afghan refugees and workers would not be forcibly expelled from the kingdom.


    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.


    Afghan refugees in India reluctant to return

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan refugees in New Delhi are unwilling to return to their homeland, fearing escalating violence after the 2014 withdrawal of foreign troops, a media report said on Sunday.


    Kabul seeks support for refugees' rehabilitation

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan has sought generous international support for long-term socio-economic development and capacity-building programmes to rehabilitate returning refugees. 


    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).


    Afghans in Iran face imminent expulsion: HRW

    KABUL (PAN): Iranian authorities were on Monday asked by an influential human rights organisation to shelve plans of expelling hundreds of thousands of Afghans after they had their visas expired on Sept 6.

    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.


    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.


    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.