Pakistan raises barriers to Afghan migrants

Influx feared after U.S. pullout

Posted: May 25, 2014 at 5:09 a.m.

An Afghan girl carries her brother through the ruins of their refugee community in Islamabad after Pakistani authorities sent bulldozers to raze the settlement.

After three decades of hosting the world’s largest refugee population, Pakistani authorities have started to crack down on the flow of Afghans as fears mount that the U.S. pullout from their war-torn neighbor will trigger chaos on the border.

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