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Afghan refugees obtain permit for their business: PHC


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29th Nov, 2019. 11:39 pm
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Afghan refugees

Peshawar high court orders Afghan refugees to obtain permit, for running their business in Pakistan.

According to the details, Peshawar high court announced its verdict today on Friday, November 29, on the petition filed by Muazzam Butt advocate.

The court ordered federal and provincial governments to create rules for the afghan refugees, running their business in Pakistan. Court also ordered to create rules for their mobility within the country.

Judgment said that refugees cannot establish any business in the country they have taken asylum.

This is to remember that some forty years ago, Afghan refugees began streaming into Pakistan, driven there by the abuses of the Communist-led regime.

More than 400,000 had arrived by the time of the Soviet invasion on Christmas Eve in 1979. By the end of the following year, the numbers had swelled to more than four million – making Pakistan the largest host of refugees in the world.

This year, Pakistan’s federal government decided to extend the stay of registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan till June 2020. Earlier, the government set june 2019, as a deadline for the return of refugees.

The decision was announced when Afghan President Ashraf Gani’s was on state visit of Pakistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan informed the Afghan president about the extension in deadline.

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