Pakistan has spent $200b on Afghan refugees’

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  1. gokussj9

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    Burdened economy: ‘Pakistan has spent $200b on Afghan refugees’ – The Express Tribune

    This is freakin hilarious. This post actually deserves to go to the FTSPIM thread.:laugh:
     
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    $200b is quite cheap when compared to the "strategic depth" gained! :lol:
     
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    What the article conveniently leaves out is that Pakistan gets $120/card for issuing refugee cards. It is a big cash cow for them.
     
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    who pays them?what for?
     
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    Hari Sud Senior Member Senior Member

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    Are you talking about 200 billion dollars Or pesos?

    Deduct the amount of aid US and rest of the world gave Pakistan in that period.

    That is four times Pakistan's GDP from 1980 to 1999.

    Moreover the refugees were asked to come. They after arrival were recruited to be the fighters to throw the Soviets out and lately the Americans out. What more do you want from the refugees. In fact they were assets.

    Love them for their sacrifices that also they provided Pakistan a strategic depth.
     
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    UNHCR, just for issuing cards; and they have to be renewed every year.
     
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    Western aid money not paki money
     
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    May be they are talking about 'refugees' they armed with weapons and sent back to Afghanistan.
     
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    I think they have added money spend on the Terrorists from Afghanistan who were trained, armed and send to Kashmir since late 1980s, in this.
     
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