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Pakhtuns are the majority of the 1.6 million Afghan refugees registered in Pakistan. Around 70 per cent of them were born and bred as refugees in the country, according to a nationwide survey.

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"Pakhtuns constitute 82 per cent of the total Afghan refugee population in Pakistan and they are followed by five per cent Tajiks and four per cent Uzbeks and other ethnic groups," said the findings of the Population Profiling, Verification and Response Survey of Afghan Refugees done by States and Frontier Regions ministry and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 2011.

In this episode of Towde Khabare, host Shapoor Bakhtyar discusses the topic with the following guests:

• Abdul Samad Hami, Deputy Minister of Refugees

• Abdul Qadir Zazai, former adviser to the Ministry of Refugees

• Moammad Musa Balagh, union representative of Afghan refugees in Iran

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