"The cabinet considers the issue of repatriation of Afghan refugees beyond June 30 and decides that the Proof of the Registration Card (PoR) for them may be extended up till 2015," a government statement said.

The UN refugee agency says that besides 1.6 million registered Afghans, there are more than one million unregistered Afghan refugees living in Pakistan. According to statistics from the Afghan ministry of refugee repatriation, over the last 10 years, nearly 3.8 million Afghan refugees voluntarily returned to their country from Pakistan.


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