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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

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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

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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

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Interim Notification by SAFRON for PoR cards expiry

An Interim notification has been issued by Ministry of SAFRON regarding the PoR expiry on 29-Jun-2018. According to the notification, there are clear instructions to Law Enforcement Agencies not to harass or take any adverse action against afghan refugees till the finalization of decision beyond 30th June 2018. Here is the notification:

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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,

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