PM Khan allows registered Afghan refugees to open bank accounts in Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday announced that he had issued instructions for registered Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan to be allowed to open bank accounts. “From now onwards they can participate in the formal economy of the country” the premier said, referring to registered Afghan refugees. “This should have been done a long time ago“, Khan concluded.             Pakistan is one of the largest refugee-hosting nations in the world, Read More …

Closure of UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Centres during Eid-ul-Adha

Afghan refugees holding Proof of Registration (PoR) or UNHCR-issued documents, who are planning to return to Afghanistan from Pakistan under the UN Refugee Agency’s facilitated voluntary repatriation programme are informed, that the UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Centres (VRC) in Azakhel, Nowshera and Baleli, Quetta will be closed on account of Eid-ul-Adha, from Tuesday 21 August to Thursday 23 August 2018. The centres will reopen on Friday 24 August 2018. As per usual practice, Afghan refugees in Read More …

Closure of UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Centres during general election

Afghan refugees holding Proof of Registration (PoR) or UNHCR-issued documents, who are planning to return to Afghanistan from Pakistan under the UN Refugee Agency’s facilitated voluntary repatriation programme are informed, that the UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Centres (VRC) in Azakhel, Nowshera and Baleli, Quetta will be closed on the day of Pakistan’s general election, Wednesday 25 July 2018. The centres will reopen on Thursday, 26 July 2018. As per usual practice, Afghan refugees in Pakistan who Read More …

Closure of UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Centres during Eid-ul-Fitr

UNHCR Mass Information Notice :: Closure of UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Centres during Eid-ul-Fitr Afghan refugees holding Proof of Registration (PoR) or UNHCR-issued refugee cards, who are planning to return to Afghanistan from Pakistan under the UN Refugee Agency’s facilitated voluntary repatriation programme are informed, that the UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Centres (VRC) in Azakhel, Nowshera and Baleli, Quetta will be closed on account of Eid-ul-Fitr. The voluntary repatriation centres in Nowshera, Baleli and Encashment Centres in Afghanistan Read More …