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In Pakistan, Afghan Refugees Reluctant to Returni
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Ayaz Gul
June 21, 2014 10:45 PM
The governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan, together with the help of the United Nations, have recently stepped up efforts to repatriate tens of thousands of Afghan refugees in Pakistan. But political uncertainties about Afghanistan’s presidential elections have fueled long-term security and economic worries among the displaced, and many of them are now increasingly reluctant to return home. Ayaz Gul reports from Islamabad.

In Pakistan, Afghan Refugees Reluctant to Return

Ayaz Gul

Published June 21, 2014

The governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan, together with the help of the United Nations, have recently stepped up efforts to repatriate tens of thousands of Afghan refugees in Pakistan. But political uncertainties about Afghanistan’s presidential elections have fueled long-term security and economic worries among the displaced, and many of them are now increasingly reluctant to return home. Ayaz Gul reports from Islamabad.


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