Afghanistan
This article was added by the user . TheWorldNews is not responsible for the content of the platform.

Afghan Journalist Commits Suicide in Pakistan After His Application Rejected

An Afghan Journalist committed Suicide in Islamabad, Pakistan, in Gulberg Greens Town on Thursday.

According to local sources, an Afghan asylum seeker took his own life after his application for refugee status was rejected by the US government.

The Journalist, Saim, waited years for his case to process as he had a P1 referral case to the US and waited almost two years.

According to the report, the reason for his “suicide was the rejection of his asylum request by the United States.

Meanwhile, the former Pakistani Senator, Afrasiab Khatak, wrote on his Twitter and asked the UN for refugees and the government of Pakistan: “Why are these Afghans, who have been displaced from their country after the collapse of the former government and the humanitarian crisis in their country, not being recognized as refugees by United Nations High commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Government of Pakistan? Cannot They?”

Earlier in April 2023, Samiullah Jahesh was willing to sell his kindy to put food on the table for his family because he had been without a job for more than a year after fleeing Afghanistan for Pakistan.

Jahesh, a former reporter for Afghanistan’s independent Ariana News TV channel, told local media, “I had no other option; I had no money or food at home.”

More than 18 months after the Taliban took control of the country and drove hundreds of thousands of Afghans from their homes, Jahesh is one of many exiled Afghan journalists still living in dire conditions.

Many journalists who had fled the country as the Taliban repressed the once-vibrant independent media environment were among those who left.

While some journalists were able to find refuge in Europe or the United States, those who could not leave their neighbouring Pakistan are now in a worsening situation. Their visas are about to expire, and they cannot obtain employment due to the slow relocation process into a third country.

Displaced from their homes after state collapse and humanitarian catastrophe in their country, why are these Afghans not being recognised as refugees by UNHCR and GoP? The @UN must act in support of these human beings deprived of protection. @S_Asian_Rights @hrw https://t.co/ud6fumyUYb

— Afrasiab Khattak (@a_siab) June 23, 2023