United Nations refugee agency is assisting Pakistan in issuing new refugee cards to over a million Afghan refugees in the country.
Pakistan won`t allow Afghan refugees to enter the country after the withdrawal of NATO forces from war-torn Afghanistan in 2014, a minister said.
Millions of Afghan refugees have been living in Pakistan since the late 1970s, when they fled their country to escape the fighting that broke out after the Soviet intervention.
The United Nations Refugee Agency has announced a special relief package for Afghan refugees in Pakistan for their voluntary return to their homeland during November and December 2012.
Pakistan``s next ambassador to the United Nations, Masood Khan, has said it is time for Afghan refugees to "return home".
A UNHCR Pakistan spokesperson said there are currently 1.7 million registered Afghan refugees living in Pakistan.
Sources said Islamabad and Kabul have planned out a joint strategy to detect and prevent AIDS among Afghan refugees.
Recent Afghan media reports said Tehran was showing ill treatment to illegal Afghan refugees.
Esmatullah Sharifi had reportedly raped a drunk teenager, who he had found alone, drugged and sitting on the pavement near a nightclub.
Between March 2002 and December 2011, over 37,31,000 Afghan refugees were sent back to their country by repatriation.
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday urged the world community to help shift around three million Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan back to their country.
Australia`s expert on Afghanistan call for a halt on Afghans` repatriation.
Day in Pics: 30th August
August 30, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai