Pak Afghan Ties
Interim interior minister says “visa holders" from other countries will also be expelled if they are found engaging in political activities.
Sirajuddin Haqqani reportedly used the passport for his international travels, particularly to Qatar, for talks with US
Pakistan called upon to pressure Taliban to ensure respect for women’s rights.
Declares condition of passport and visa illegal.
In so many ways, the state of affairs is similar to what existed in 2007 and later.
US Assistant Secretary Noyes due in Islamabad today.
Jan Achakzai says Pakistan has repeatedly asked Afghan govt to hand over terrorists but Afghan rulers have not responded positively so far.
Minister for tribal affairs says no trade taking place between Pakistan and India via the Wagah border.
Exporters, growers fear local prices may crash.
Meeting decides to scrutinise complaints about deportation of legal immigrants.
Since Pakistan’s announcement of the repatriation plan on October 3, an estimated 374,000 people have returned to Afghanistan.
The debate has begun to affect the overall trajectory of Pak-Afghan ties.
Pakistani and Afghan commerce ministers meet Uzbek deputy PM; PM Kakar stresses easy visa policy.
8,728 illegal foreigners had left Rawalpindi division voluntarily, whereas 234 have been deported since Nov 1, sources say.
Afghan citizens returning have said there are restrictions on the transfer of cash and property to Afghanistan from Pakistan.
Ending Violence against Women and Girls Alliance says there are widespread reports of harassment, extortion.
The caretaker govt's decision also goes against the very spirit of why Pakistan was born — a place where a minority, once under threat of persecution, could live and be free.
Since many of their efforts are invisible, such as picking trash and making tea, they hold little value for the authorities.
Human rights watchdog claims "journalists not given access" to holding centres.
Since the crackdown began, Afghan refugees are desperate to sell off their assets and leave the country — only to find that their Pakistani 'friends' will take full advantage of their vulnerabilities.
Achakzai says next govt "bound" to follow policy; UNHCR team postpones visit to Khyber after threat alert.
Caretaker PM says Islamabad will not back down on deportation of illegal Afghans, tells Kabul to move against anti-Pakistan groups.
Says 60pc increase in terror incidents, 500pc rise in suicide attacks in Pakistan since 2021.
Around 6,584 return voluntarily on Sunday as exodus "slows"; caretaker information minister claims Pakhtuns being targeted during purge.
Sword of deportation might still hang over them as the govt has refused to attach any legal value to letters issued by US embassy.
Around 128,000 individuals including women and children have returned voluntarily so far since Sep 17.
In the last two days, 100 people were deported from Rawalpindi division, including 31 from Rawalpindi district.
Over 7,000 more voluntarily return to Afghanistan via Torkham, Angoor Adda; 168,000 immigrants have left via KP since mid-Sept.
Afghan government sets up temporary transit camps for deportees; UN agencies call for protection of refugee families seeking safety in Pakistan.
Living there has never been an option for me. I will come back on a valid visa,” says Younas.