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At the towns of Torkham and Chaman on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, New Lines met several Afghans who were born and raised in Pakistan but are being expelled as “unauthorized” refugees, forced to leave their birthplace behind for a country they barely know.
Pakistan — the world’s fifth most populous country — is reeling from the worst economic crisis since its formation in 1947, with backbreaking inflation, a plummeting currency and precariously low foreign reserves. It has become nearly impossible for its citizens to make ends meet.
The commute from Karachi to Lasbela in Balochistan takes around three hours, but after the floods and damage to infrastructure, it is taking much longer. Relief camps dot the road as thousands return home to take stock of the damage.