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 …

Embassy of Switzerland /SDC Visit to Swabi

The Embassy of Switzerland /SDC had high-level delegation from HQ Bern. On 30th of Jan  2019, the SDC’s mission colleagues including: H.E. Mr. Kolly Thomas (Ambassador of Switzerland), Mr. Daniel Valenghi, ( Deputy Head of Cooperation, Embassy of Switzerland, SDC Pakistan), Ms. Sabine Rosenthaler (Desk Officer for Pakistan, Humanitarian Aid of the SDC, HQ Bern) and Mr. Khursheed Ahmed (Senior Program Officer  SDC Pakistan) visited the Gandaf Refugee camp in Swabi. The SDC has been 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 …

Country head UNHCR Pakistan Ms. Ruvendrini Menikdiwela visits SHARP-Pakistan Office

Country head UNHCR Pakistan visits SHARP-Pakistan Office

Ms. Ruvendrini Menikdiwela, Country head UNHCR Pakistan visits SHARP-Pakistan Office Islamabad on 18 December, 2017. Project Director SHARP-Pakistan gave overview about SHARP’s work and contributions SHARP has made towards empowering communities through legal aid and sensitization of relevant stakeholders over a period of time. He shared unique advantage of SHARP’s working with multiple stakeholders. Team Lead ALAC, RSD and Programme unit at SHARP Office shared the progress and achievements of SHARP. The Team discussed the Read More …

Press Release (National Consultation) :: Peshawar Dec 2017

The Government of Pakistan needs to initiate the process of national refugee law in the light of cabinet decision of February 2017 for enhanced protection of refugees living in Pakistan was the major recommendation of participants of the national consultations on “contemporary challenges and durable solution of Afghan refugees’ issues” organized by Society for Human Rights and Prisoners’ Aid (SHARP-Pakistan) in Peshawar in collaboration of ICMC and government of Pakistan. The participants highly appreciated the Read More …