Pakistan is host to 1.4 million Afghan refugees – The New York Times

You rightly emphasize that the world community must revisit its approach toward lessening the plight of millions of Afghan refugees by making concerted efforts for their settlement.Pakistan is host to 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees, according to figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees earlier this year, making it the third-largest refugee-hosting country in the world. A million more unregistered refugees are estimated to be in the country.The repatriation of Afghan refugees, particularly those without legal documents, is part of a vigorous campaign Pakistan is carrying out to deal a final blow to terrorism in the country.Some Afghan refugees have become facilitators to those who came from across the border to undertake terrorist activity; many of them become involved in the drug business and in harboring armed militants.

Source: Relieve the Plight of Millions of Afghan Refugees – The New York Times

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