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150,000 Afghan refugees to leave Pakistan

Pakistan continues to host about 1.7 million refugees. Most of them are from Afghanistan and live in refugee villages and urban areas, reports Xinhua.



Islamabad: The UN refugee agency plans to help in the voluntary repatriation of some 150,000 Afghan refugees from Pakistan this year.

Pakistan continues to host about 1.7 million refugees. Most of them are from Afghanistan and live in refugee villages and urban areas, reports Xinhua.

Since March 2002, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has facilitated the return of some 3.7 million Afghans from Pakistan, UNHCR representative Neil Wright said Sunday.
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