Pakistan’s Top Court Begins Hearing Challenge to Expulsion of Afghans

[ad_1] ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court began hearings on Friday on a petition by rights activists seeking to halt deportation of Afghan refugees, a lawyer said, as authorities are combing refugee settlements in an effort to find and send home thousands. More than 370,000 Afghans have fled Pakistan since Oct. 1, after Pakistan vowed … Read more

Afghan Embassy in India Shuts Down Citing Lack of Support, Taliban Pressure

[ad_1] NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s embassy in New Delhi has closed as diplomats appointed by the Afghan government ousted by the Taliban two years ago failed to secure visa extensions from their Indian hosts, the outgoing ambassador said in a statement on Friday. India does not recognise the Taliban government which seized power in … Read more

Taliban Minister Raises Return of Deported Afghans’ Assets in Pakistan Visit

[ad_1] ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The Taliban’s acting commerce minister said he had asked Pakistan to help return the assets of expelled Afghans and discussed ways to overcome Afghanistan’s stalled banking sector transactions during a four-day visit to Islamabad this week. Acting minister Nooruddin Azizi’s arrival in the Pakistani capital marked the first public visit by … Read more