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UN chief meets Pak PM over Afghan refugee situation

Updated on: 10 July,2024 07:40 AM IST  |  Islamabad
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Pakistan has long hosted an estimated 1.7 million Afghans, most of whom fled during the 1979-1989 Soviet occupation.

UN chief meets Pak PM over Afghan refugee situation

UN High Commissioner Filippo Grandi with Pakistan’s Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad. Pic/AP

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The head of the UN refugee agency met the Pakistani prime minister Tuesday to discuss the situation of Afghan refugees living in uncertainty since Islamabad began a persistent anti-migrant crackdown last year.


Pakistan has long hosted an estimated 1.7 million Afghans, most of whom fled during the 1979-1989 Soviet occupation. 



More than half a million others escaped Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover in 2021, with thousands waiting in Pakistan for resettlement in the US and elsewhere.


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