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Tags: pakistan | afghanistan | refugees | extended

Pakistan Extends Refugee Status for Afghans

Friday, 28 June 2013 10:46 AM

ISLAMABAD — The United Nations says Pakistan has extended refugee status for over a million Afghans living in the country. It was set to expire June 30.

The U.N.'s refugee agency said Friday Pakistan agreed to extend their status while it comes up with a new policy.

Pakistan has been hosting Afghan refugees dating back to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan three decades ago.

There are 1.6 million in Pakistan. Many Pakistanis have become frustrated with the length of time the Afghans have stayed and want them to leave.

Pakistan has said it will not forcibly evict Afghans. However, revoking their refugee status would encourage people to return to Afghanistan.

Refugee status allows Afghans to get a government ID card that they use for everyday activities like banking or registering for school.

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The United Nations says Pakistan has extended refugee status for over a million Afghans living in the country. It was set to expire June 30.
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