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    Afghan Refugees In Pakistan 2016 Prophecies

  • 700,000 Afghan refugees returned home from Pakistan in 2016: IMF

    WASHINGTON: More than 700,000 refugees returned to Afghanistan in 2016, most of them from Pakistan, says an IMF report released on Friday...

    “This is seriously aggravating the government’s capacity to absorb refugees in an already difficult environment of high unemployment and internally displaced people after decades of conflict,” the report warned...

  • US to welcome 5,000 to 8,000 Syrian refugees in 2016

    WASHINGTON: The United States expects to accept between 5,000 and 8,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, officials said Monday...

    State Department spokesman John Kirby also said 15,000 Syrian refugees have been referred to the US for resettlement by the UN refugee agency...

  • Afghan refugees ‘all praise’ for Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Rahib Nawabi, 31, an Afghan refugee, says he can never forget the hospitality which he and other refugees received during their stay in Pakistan...

    As soon as the situation improves, we will go back to our country but the love for the people of Pakistan will always remain in our hearts,” he told Dawn at the Shalimar Cricket Ground where the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Ministry of States and Frontier...

  • UNHCR chief praises Pakistan for hosting Afghan refugees

    PESHAWAR: In a joint press conference with Minister for States and Frontier Regions (Safron) Abdul Qadir Baloch in Peshawar on Wednesday, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Chief Antonio Guterres appreciated the government and people of Pakistan for having generously hosted the world's largest protracted refugee population over a period of three decades...

    Reiterating his commitment, Guterres said, "It's a crucial...

  • UN refugee chief urges Pakistan not to label Afghan refugees 'terrorists'

    PESHAWAR: The United Nations refugee chief on Thursday urged Pakistanis not to blame Afghan refugees for terrorism in their country, amid growing public calls for their deportation and worsening relations between the two neighbours...

    5 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan risked becoming a “forgotten” crisis, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi called on the international community to invest more funds to help them... ...

  • Afghan refugees not involved in terrorism inside Pakistan: Minister

    QUETTA: Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions (Safron), General (rtd) Abdul Qadir Baloch on Sunday said no Afghan refugee was found involved in any kind of terrorist activity inside Pakistan...

    Speaking at a press conference on his visit to Quetta along with German Ambassador Ina Ruth Luise, Chief of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Indrika Ratwatte and representatives from various donor countries,...

  • Nawaz allows Afghan refugees to stay in Pakistan for six more months

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday granted an extension in the stay of registered Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan for a further period of six months — till December 31, 2016...

    “Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of States & Frontier Regions shall immediately engage with UNHCR and Government of Afghanistan for gradual relocation of refugee camps in Pakistan to Afghanistan,” spokesperson for the prime...

  • Pakistan hosting millions of Afghan refugees despite lack of international support: Nawaz

    NEW YORK: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan had served as a generous host to millions of Afghan refugees for the past four decades — the largest protracted refugee situation in the world...

    “While financial support from the international community has waned, Pakistan's hospitality has not,” the premier said while addressing the UN General Assembly's first-ever Summit for Refugees and Migrants on Monday...

  • Pakistan repatriation push, rising hostility alarms Afghan refugees

    Almost 40 years after seeking sanctuary in Pakistan, Nusheen Bibi lives in fear of being expelled from the only country she has ever known...

    Bibi was only three when her family fled the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan — some of more than 6 million Afghan refugees who crossed into neighbouring Pakistan and Iran...

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