Afghan refugees in Pakistan | Pakistan Today

Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Pakistan saw massive influx of refugees from Afghanistan during 1980s. Currently, there are about 1.5 million registered and 1.7 million unregistered Afghans still living in Pakistan soil. The country set up more than five hundred school for the Afghan children. There were more than 550 hospitals exclusively made for the afghan refugees. 40 per cent of Afghanistan is out of Kabul administration’s control. Taliban are on the front foot and are gaining more and more territories. Russia, China, Pakistan, USA and Afghan government are also looking for more options to streamline Taliban and other resistance force. Forced repatriation of and humiliating behaviour with the Afghan refugee can be disastrous for Pakistan, the only beneficiary of such policies will be Pakistan Eastern neighbour and other international agencies. Thus, I request the government of Balochistan should not registered the remaining part of refugees.

Zameer Ahmed