Pakistan's Imran Khan skirts issue of Afghan refugees' citizenship

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After political backlash prime minister appears to row back on passports for child refugees

Imran Khan, Pakistan’s prime minister, has appeared to drop his promise to grant citizenship to hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees living on the margins of Pakistani society.

On Sunday Khan announced that he would start work immediately to provide passports to the children of refugees born in the country. However, after a backlash from politicians and supporters of the country’s powerful military, he said on Tuesday that no decision had been made.

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