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Why Is Pakistan Scapegoating Afghan Refugees?

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NOVEMBER 18: Appointed by the generals, the puppet government, which lacks constitutional authority to conceive and implement such monumental decisions, claimed that it would improve Pakistan's precarious security and help its crumbling economy.

Desperate to survive away from Taliban rule, Afghan musicians turn to Peshawar High Court

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So far nearly 200,000 Afghan refugees have gone back to Afghanistan through Torkham, according to the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Among them, there are 1,000 people who were picked up by the police and sent back to their country.

‘Evidence of RAW involvement in Mastung attack not shared with Balochistan government’

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Balochistan Home Minister Zubair Jamali admits only the federal government has evidence of RAW’s involvement in the Mastung bomb blast, and that it has yet to share it with the provincial government. Critics say that such accusations without proof portray Pakistan as powerless against external threats.

Pakistan poised to deport desperate and destitute Afghan refugees

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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.

Missing legal framework magnifying plight of Afghan migrants

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Two years post-Taliban rule in Afghanistan, migrant musician in Pakistan intensifies confront myriad challenges due to a lack of documentation. The call for a legal framework grows louder as these voices seek refuge, recognition, and a chance at a better future.

“Music is life” – Khyber musicians denounce ulema’s ban on music at weddings

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Local musicians express their strong disapproval of a blanket ban on music by Khyber ulema, stating that folk music has strong cultural and literary roots and is integral to the identity of the locals.

Pakistan’s UN Representative’s Statement on Pashtun Culture and Women’s Education Sparks Controversy

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Controversy sparks as Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, Ambassador Munir Akram, faces criticism over his statements regarding Pashtun culture and women's education. He clarifies his remarks, stating they were referring to a small minority's perspective and that there is no disrespect meant towards the progressive Pashtun culture.

Rights Watch | 19 January 2023

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Afghan Nationals Forced to Flee Due to Food Shortages and Job Losses Under Taliban Control Afghan nationals are fleeing their country due to a shortage...

Taliban ban women from universities in Afghanistan

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A letter by the Ministry of Higher Education instructed universities to immediately suspend access to female students on 20 December 2022. 

No threat of Taliban reemergence, or resurfacing of Abdul Aziz: Rana Sanaullah

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"Nothing is happening at Lal Masjid. Nothing ever happened at Lal Masjid". Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah responds to the reemergence of Taliban in Swat and Maulana Abdul Aziz in Lal Masjid