Pakistan-Educated Afghans: Refugees in Their Own Home

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_PAK151031aa001.jpegKABUL, Afghanistan—A recent graduate with a degree in economics from a top private business school in Pakistan, Shamsur Jabarkhel spends his days scouring the Internet for job openings. Yet he has been unable to land a job in Afghanistan, his newly adopted country and the birthplace of his parents.

“Until now, I have applied to about a dozen jobs, but I haven’t received any responses,” said Jabarkhel, 23, who was born in Peshawar, Pakistan. “I am well qualified. I have a bachelor’s degree in economics. I have a diploma in business administration. My grades were also good at my university. I was in the top 5 percent of my class. I think I am well qualified, but I still could not receive any responses from these jobs.”  

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