Repatriation: ‘Nato pullout to hit Afghan refugees’

Next two years are critical for the Afghan refugees: UNHCR country head

July 20, 2012

QUETTA: The next two years are critical for the Afghan refugees, as security experts are predicting continued uncertainty in the law and order situation in Afghanistan after the allied forces’ troops drawdown, said the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) country head Neil Wright while briefing the media at a local hotel here. “Drawdown of Nato could put much stress on Afghan government with big challenge ahead of combating with security issues,” he said, adding the security concern about Afghanistan prevailing among the Afghan refugees would affect the voluntary repatriation from Pakistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 20th, 2012.


A J Khan | 11 years ago | Reply

UNHCR is holding hostage Afghan Refugees to their own vested interests. They donot want that to let go the Afghan Refugees back. If Pakistan is serious in repatriating the refugees, it has to first close the offices of UNHCR and Afghan refugees. These Afghan Refugees are the fifth colmnists of the NATO which will be used to destabilize Pakistan

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