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Pakistani Hindu refugees need your support | Auroveda Foundation


Our partner on the ground, Auroveda Operating Foundation Charitable Trust will now be able to provide medical check-ups, vaccinations, and psych counseling, as well as initiate the next phase of their efforts to help the refugee population. This next phase, scheduled for 2023, will be focused on improving medical treatments given to the refugees, increasing preventative care, and collecting specific data so that can apply for grants from larger NGOs and governments.

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has said that Pakistan is home to the largest refugee population in the world, according to a report published by the international body. In Pakistan, the only law pertaining to immigrants is the Foreigners Order of 1951 (amended in 2000). All immigrants or refugees in Pakistan, unless otherwise determined, are therefore considered illegal immigrants and may be detained by Pakistani authorities unless they have valid travel documents and a visa for Pakistan.

The absence of policies governing immigrants and refugees coupled with porous borders leaves Pakistan unable to control the influx of illegal immigrants and asylum seekers. Combined with the “politics of protection,” a less-than-enabling policy environment has fueled Pakistan's vacillating treatment of refugees over the years. This chapter reviews Pakistan's immigration and refugee history and policies, with a specific focus on the Hindu refugee movements in and out of Pakistan primarily in four phases. The chapter draws connections between this immigration pattern, the host countries’ policies and programs, and the geopolitics that influenced this policy environment.


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