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Afghan Refugees Remain Under Pressure in Pakistan

Authorities in a Pakistani border province say steps are being taken to prevent police harassment of Afghan refugees, but those with no legal status still will be arrested and deported. Pressure has grown — particularly from host communities — calling for authorities to send Afghans to their home country, citing economic and security concerns. Recent political tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan have added to the challenges for one of the largest and most protracted refugee...

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