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Canada to accept 20,000 Afghan refugees targeted by Taliban

OTTAWA: Canada will take in up to 20,000 Afghan refugees, including women leaders, government workers, and others facing threats from the Taliban who are advancing across the country seizing major cities. “As the Taliban continues to take over more of

Fatima Bhutto urges to allow Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Fatima Bhutto has urged Pakistan to allow Afghan refugees in the country as the situation worsens in the war-ravaged country. “Pakistan must allow refugees in. We cannot turn a blind eye to the crisis unfolding and must give entry and

Govt to issue new smartcards for Afghan refugees

ISLAMABAD: The government has announced to issue new smartcards for Afghan refugees having ‘Proof of Registration’ (POR) cards after a verification drive this year. The Chief Commissionerate for Afghan Refugees, Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) and National Database

Displaced humanity

World Refugee Day was observed around with world with the United Nations issuing a stark warning that over percent of humanity is displaced as of now. According to the report, by the end of 2019, one of out every 97

Japan provides $1m to Pakistan as assistance for Afghan refugees

ISLAMABAD: Japan has contributed one million dollars to Pakistan as assistance for Afghan refugees who have been living in the country for decades. The contribution was presented by Japanese Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda on behalf of the government and people of

Afghan refugee situation

Pakistan hosted an international conference in Islamabad to mark the forty years presence of Afghan refugees in the country. The nation has hosted the refugees who fled the long-standing conflict in Afghanistan and displayed immense hospitality despite its own internal

UNSG urges world to support Pakistan in hosting Afghan refugees

ISLAMABAD: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged the international community to support Pakistan in the cause of hosting Afghan refugees. Addressing a joint news conference with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the UN chief said Pakistan needs world support in

UNSG Guterres to attend Afghan refugees conference in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres will be visiting Pakistan from 16-19 February 2020 to participate in a conference being held on Afghan refugees. The secretary-general will participate in the “International Conference on 40 Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees

40 years of Afghan refugees

Pakistan still hosts one of the highest number of refugees as over 2.5 million Afghans are displaced from the war-ravaged nation. Afghans comprise the largest refugee population in Asia and ongoing violence and political instability keep people from returning to

Modi govt’s moves to create refugee crisis in region: PM

GENEVA: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said Pakistan is trying its level best for the success of Afghan peace process so that the Afghan refugees could return to their homeland with dignity. Addressing the First Global Refugee Forum in Geneva,

Erdogan threatens to open Europe gates for refugees

BUDAPEST: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a visit to EU member Hungary repeated his threat on Thursday to “open the gates” for millions of refugees eager to flee to Europe unless more international support was provided. Erdogan held talks

State minister warns global community against growing displacement

ISLAMABAD: Minister of state for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) and Narcotics Control Shehryar Afridi on Tuesday warned the global community against the growing trend of displacement. Addressing the participants of 70th Session of the Executive Committee of United Nations

Pakistan among six nations hosting world’s largest refugees

GENEVA: A newly released report of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) stated that Pakistan was among the six countries that host half of the world’s refugees. According to the UNHCR report, Pakistan hosts about half of the world’s