Amid Fears of Afghan Refugee Crisis, Pakistan Refuses to Take on New Burden

July 15, 2021 08:14 AM
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The security situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating and some fear it could lead to a civil war. In the 1990s, a similar conflict forced millions of Afghans to flee into neighboring countries including Pakistan, which has hosted some three million Afghan refugees for decades.  But this time Pakistan is far more reluctant to take on more refugees, as VOA’s Ayesha Tanzeem reports from Islamabad.

Camera: Malik Waqar Ahmed  
Produced by: Marcus Harton 

Ali Furqan of VOA Urdu Service contributed to this report.