Pakistan's Inconsistent Refugee Policies: Identity and Cultural Crisis of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

Despite the fact that Pakistan is not a party to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of the Refugee and its 1967 Protocol relating to Refugee Status, it has been housing largest number of Afghan refugees since Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) the number of registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan by 2014 was 1.61 million. Additionally there are nearly 1 million undocumented Afghans refugees living in Pakistan.