WE LIVE TO SURVIVE ANOTHER DAY: PLEA OF AFGHAN REFUGEES RESIDING IN PAKISTAN
During the later part of the twentieth century, Pakistan started to host thousands of Afghan refugees who fled from their native lands when political tensions started to emerge in the region.
The problem of refugees continues to persist and no social development like education and healthcare is observed to date. Given the fact that Pakistan has received numerous aids from its western donors for such developments, the uncertain future of these refugees leaves an everlasting question mark on the governance of a country of 220 million people.
With the Taliban's take over in Afghanistan, there is a continuous threat of more inflow of refugees finding shelter in the northern areas of Pakistan. Does Pakistan have the capacity to host these incoming migrants and provide them with social rights including education or will it be another doom day with no light at the end of the tunnel?