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Afghans in one of D. I. Khan’s largest refugee camp face the harrowing reality of police harassment, threat of deportation, and the struggle for dignity as Pakistan intensifies its crackdown on illegal migrants.
Zainab and Rahima’s sole source of income are the carpets they and their family weave by hand. Not only did they face starvation due to the Taliban’s ban on women participating in trade, as Hazara Shias, they are also in the crosshairs of ISIS back in Afghanistan. If deported, Pakistan will have signed off on their death warrants.
Becoming a widow has not stopped Sumbul in pushing forth. She has used the tragedy to turn to strength by working hard to provide for her children. But it is hard to find this resilience as a growing number of families from the religious minorities are leaving KP to flee the militants there.
"When we came from Afghanistan we thought the situation in Pakistan would be better. But we were met with a completely different situation instead."
The CDA carried out operations targeting unlawful Afghan settlements in I-12/2 and Margalla Town Phase 2, on Thursday, resulting in the recovery of 250 kanals for planned sector development in Islamabad.
Quetta's Qadirabad village is host to 40,000 Afghan refugees. Their children, who since 2009 have been studying in the village’s sole open-air volunteer school, now face uncertainty as the caretaker government pushes for deportation.
Afghan refugees in Pakistan face imminent deportation to a country under Taliban rule. Amid legal limbo and pending PoR card renewals, their future remains uncertain and fraught with danger.
This report is supported by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives September 28, 2023 By Maryam Missal LAHORE Despite the intervention of the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa's Chief Minister in...
In a momentous achievement for Pakistan's tribal regions, Samreen Amir has made history by becoming the first woman to be appointed as a Station House Officer in a tribal district. Her new role places her at the Parachinar Police Station in Kurram District.
At least 500 Afghans have been arrested by Karachi Police, 300 of whom are scheduled for deportation. Human rights lawyers say 70% of those arrested are legal migrants.
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