Pakistan can emulate Iran on the influx of refugees
July 6, 2021
ISLAMABAD: The American and NATO troops withdraw from Afghanistan enter their final phase and the Taliban are making more territorial gains. But Islamabad does not appear to open its borders this time and is prepare instead, when the situation demands, to look at the “Iranian model.”
“The aid agencies on the other side can help the needy too,” Home Affairs Ministry Sheik Ahmed says, “We have opted not to open our border for refugees. ‘Even following the Iranian models, the administration would contain and effectively manage refugees in those camps,’ he added.
800,000 Afghan refugees, according to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) report, but they all lived in Tehran’s refugee-dwelling villages along the Afghanistan border in the 1980’s, preventing settlement in cities and cities.
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