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Hate Afghan refugees?

Around 2.3 million Afghans ‘refugees’ are living in Pakistan

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April 25, 2019


Sindh govt, UNHCR to recount Afghan refugees in Karachi

UNHCR has a $200m fund for rehabilitation of street children in Karachi, says UNHCR representative

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March 5, 2019


SBP tells banks how to facilitate Afghan refugees who want to open a bank account

Instructs banks to accept the Proof of Registration card as an acceptable identity document

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March 1, 2019


Registered Afghan refugees can now open bank accounts: PM Imran Khan

Around 2.3 million Afghans refugees are living in cities across Pakistan

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February 25, 2019


Hate Afghan refugees? They’re a big part of Pakistan’s economy by the way

PM flounders on offer of citizenship amid outcry

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September 27, 2018


Don’t call white folks racist, if you can’t stand Afghans and Bengalis

An Urdu-speaking citizen backs Afghan, Bengali CNICs

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September 22, 2018


Imran Khan’s citizenship plan: No country for new men?

An Afghan refugee likes Imran Khan’s citizenship offer

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September 22, 2018


Afghan Taliban calls for direct talks with the US

Kabul, Feb 27: The Taliban has called for direct talks with the US to find a “peaceful solution” to the conflict in Afghanistan, in an apparent policy shift after months of escalating attacks. Civilian casualties surged in recent months as militants from the Taliban unleashed a wave of bloodshed in urban areas and on security…

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February 27, 2018


Eastern neighbor using Afghan soil to destabilize Pakistan: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Thursday said Eastern neighbor of Pakistan was constantly utilizing Afghan soil to destabilize Pakistan, thus hampering its endeavors to fight against terrorism. “The establishment of peace and security in Pakistan is directly linked with peace and stability in Afghanistan, therefore the international community should realize that whose stake is involved…

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February 22, 2018


Afghan political crisis deepens as second governor refuses to resign

Kabul: A governor in northern Afghanistan has become the second in the region to defy an order by President Ashraf Ghani to step down, deepening a political crisis facing the US-backed government in Kabul. Abdul Karim Khadam, the governor of northern Samangan province, was sacked along with four other provincial governors last week. But he…

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February 19, 2018


Afghan authorities shared intelligence on Kabul attacks, confirms FO

ISLAMABAD: Blaming Pakistan for insurgency is unfair as Afghanistan itself has large swathes of ungoverned spaces that are leaving a vacuum for safe havens and terrorist sanctuaries, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Faisal Friday said. During weekly media briefing here, Dr Faisal said Afghan authorities have shared intelligence regarding recent Kabul attacks and after looking into…

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February 2, 2018


Afghan deputy governor goes missing in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The deputy governor of Afghanistan’s Kunar province Muhammad Nabi Ahmadi was abducted from Peshawar, Afghan Consulate confirmed on Saturday. Mr Ahmadi had been in Peshawar for medical treatment. The Afghan consulate said that it had informed the Pakistani officials about the abduction of Nabi Ahmadi from the city. Sources told SAMAA the Afghan deputy…

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October 28, 2017


Afghan airstrikes ‘kill 13 civilians’, officials say

HERAT, Afghanistan: Afghan authorities said on Tuesday the country’s air force had killed up to 13 civilians including women and children in airstrikes targeting a Taliban base in the western province of Herat. The strikes, targeting a prison and command base run by the insurgents in volatile Shindand district, also hit nearby houses late Monday…

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August 29, 2017


Gunmen kidnap Afghan bus passengers, killing at least seven

KABUL: Afghan authorities on Wednesday recovered the bullet-riddled bodies of seven passengers kidnapped by gunmen in the western province of Farah a day earlier, in an attack blamed on Taliban insurgents, police said. The violence, which underscores the fragile security situation in Afghanistan, came after Taliban fighters closed a highway connecting provincial capital Farah to Herat…

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July 12, 2017


Denied US visas, all-girl Afghan robotics team to watch their creation compete via Skype

Two Afghan girls refused visas to the United States for a robot-building competition said on Tuesday they were mystified by the decision, as the contest’s organizers said teams from Iran and Sudan as well as a de facto Syrian team had gained visas, reported Reuters. The unusual story of the Afghan all-girl team of robotics…

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July 5, 2017


Afghan Taliban release new video of US, Australian hostages

An American and an Australian have appeared in a second Taliban hostage video, nearly a year after they were kidnapped in Kabul. Gunmen wearing police uniforms abducted American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weekes, both professors at the American University of Afghanistan, in August last year, seizing them from their vehicle. The 10-minute, 18-second video…

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June 21, 2017


Afghan attack on Chaman border kills PTI local leader, wife

A local Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and his wife were also amongst the casualties in the Afghan attack on Chaman border. The couple had tied the knot two months ago.

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May 6, 2017


Pakistan army delegation visits Afghanistan, offers condolence for Mazar attack

ISLAMABAD: A  high-level Pakistan Army delegation headed by Chief of  General Staff (CGS) Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar visited Kabul on Thursday and met his Afghan counterpart and acting Defence minister, ISPR reported.  The visit was made on the direction of Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa. The delegation met  Afghanistan acting defence…

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April 27, 2017


Govt to formulate rules to register Afghan refugees: NA body told

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Government Assurances on Wednesday was informed that the government was formulating rules for registration of illegal and unregistered Afghan refugees in the country. The Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) had finalized legislation in that regard, which was now with the Ministry of Law and Justice for…

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April 26, 2017


COAS visits Pak-Afg border, interacts with troops

  RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturdy visited Pak-Afg Border areas in Mohmand and Orakzai Agency, wher he was given detailed briefing about border security arrangements, cross border terrorist threat and recent terrorist attacks from across on the Pakistani posts, ISPR reported. The COAS interacted with troops at…

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March 25, 2017