Afghan refugees in Pakistan are facing the threat of repatriation again. Islamabad extends their right to stay for just 60 days.
Over 4 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan and Iran are not allowed to cast their votes in the upcoming Afghan parliamentary election. The refugees fear the next legislative body won't protect their interests.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed to grant Pakistani citizenship to millions of Afghan migrants, many of whom have been living for decades in fear and uncertainty. Implementation, however, remains uncertain.
Activists are demanding EU member states stop sending asylum-seekers back to Afghanistan. Violence against civilians is on the rise in the country, yet some European governments appear eager to continue the deportations.
Pakistan has given millions of Afghan refugees in the country until the end of this month to return to their homeland. But refugees say the short deadline and no prospects for the future make their return difficult.
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