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Pakistan government must stop ignoring global calls to halt unlawful deportation of Afghan refugees, says Amnesty International

Reacting to the announcement by the newly elected Government of Pakistan to expand and expedite its plans to unlawfully deport Afghan refugees in the country after the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr next week, James Jennion, Campaigner for the Refugee and Migrants’ Rights at Amnesty International, said.

Pakistan repatriated 435,152 illegal Afghans to Afghanistan

Pakistan has repatriated 435,152 illegal Afghans to Afghanistan, media reports said on Tuesday.

Afghanistan: $26 million appeal for returnees from Pakistan

WFP is seeking $26.3 million to assist one million Afghans forced to leave Pakistan following the Government’s decision to deport undocumented foreigners.

Afghanistan Refugees: UNHCR concerned at adverse effects of Pakistan orders for undocumented foreigners to leave

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is raising concerns over Pakistan’s announcement for undocumented foreigners to leave, as the orders have adversely affected Afghan nationals including registered refugees and others with valid documents.

Ensure safety and efficient resettlement of Afghan refugees and asylum seekers, urges US to Pakistan

The US government has asked Pakistan to ensure safety and efficient resettlement of Afghan refugees and asylum seekers.

Some Pakistani civil society activists demand Pakistan to stop forceful deportation of Afghanistan refugees

Some civil society activists are demanding Pakistan stop the forceful deportation of Afghan refugees from the south Asian nation.

Pakistan: Trailer carrying Afghan families overturns in Attock, 2 die

A 22-wheeler trailer, which was carrying Afghan families, overturned in Pakistan's Attock city on Sunday which left two people dead and 25 others injured.

Pakistan expels over 3,000 Afghan refugees

Pakistan has expelled over 3000 Afghanistan refugees from the country.

Human rights experts urge Pakistan to stop planned mass deportation of Afghans

Pakistan should immediately cancel plans to deport 1.4 million Afghan nationals back to their country, independent experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council urged on Tuesday.

Afghanistan refugees claim their houses were destroyed by Pakistan Army

Pakistani-Afghan refugees have claimed Pakistani Army personnel have destroyed their houses to force them to leave the country.

Pakistan-Afghanistan: UN agencies call Islamabad to protect refugees

Following Pakistan’s announcement to repatriate Afghan nationals, the UN’s refugee and migration agencies together appealed to Islamabad on Saturday to continue protecting those who sought safety in the country and could be “at imminent risk if forced to return”.

Afghanistan embassy in Islamabad urges Pakistan to stop arresting refugees

Islamabad: The Afghanistan embassy in Islamabad on Friday urged the Pakistani government not to detain its refugees any further.

Canada: Over 30,000 Afghan refugees arrive with IOM’s support

New York: The arrival of a charter flight in Toronto on Wednesday marked the successful departure to Canada of more than 30,000 Afghan refugees with the assistance of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Iranian border guards kill 11 Afghanistan refugees: Reports

Tehran: Iranian guards have killed at least eleven Afghan nationals in the Sistan and Baluchistan province of Iran, media reports said.

Several Afghanistan refugees detained in Pakistan: Report

Rawalpindi: Pakistani Police have arrested several Afghan refugees in the country's Rawalpindi city and accused them of carrying weapons and military equipment, media reports said on Monday.