Pre-Afghan Taliban Refugee Exodus and the Complexities of Returning Home

Authors

  • Muhammad Ajmal Khan Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad.

Abstract

This study is designed to address some key questions regarding Afghan refugee’s exodus. Such as, when did Afghan refugees migrate to Pakistan? What are the prominent factors which compiled Afghan Refugees to flee Afghanistan? What they deem about the future destination? Are they willing to repatriate to Afghanistan? why/why not? In the first step, this study has discussed the recent Afghan repatriation policy of the caretaker government, and identified either the Afghan refugee’s migration was voluntary or involuntary, similarly is the repatriation forced or voluntary? Moreover, this study provides a brief history of Afghan refugee’s migration. In the second part, this study has empirically, addressed the eminent questions. And finally, suggest policy proposal regarding sustainable repatriation of Afghans to Afghanistan.

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Published

2024-02-26

How to Cite

Khan, M. A. (2024). Pre-Afghan Taliban Refugee Exodus and the Complexities of Returning Home. The Pakistan Development Review, 63(1), pp.111–122. Retrieved from https://thepdr.pk/index.php/pdr/article/view/3265

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Policy