Pakistan faces influx of asylum seekers from Afghanistan

Pakistan faces influx of asylum seekers from Afghanistan

According to the UN refugee agency, Pakistan is facing new inflows of asylum seekers from neighboring Afghanistan, following the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul. On the eve of World Refugees Day, observed on June 20 every year, the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Pakistan, Qaiser Khan Afridi, said that more than 250,000 Afghans seeking asylum have trickled into Pakistan since January 2021.

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