On 3 October, the Pakistan government issued an order asking all foreigners living in the country without legal status to leave within 28 days or face deportation. The order is expected to impact around 1.7 million Afghans living in Pakistan. Cartoon by Gihan de Chickera
On 3 October, the Pakistan government issued an order asking all foreigners living in the country without legal status to leave within 28 days or face deportation. The order is expected to impact around 1.7 million Afghans living in Pakistan. Cartoon by Gihan de Chickera

Fresh scrutiny on Adani group, Afghan refugees in Pakistan face deportation, earthquakes in Herat and more

October 2023 - Updates and analysis from around the region

Southasiasphere is our roundup of news events and analysis of regional affairs, now out every two weeks. If you are a member, you will automatically receive links to new episodes in your inbox. If you are not yet a member, you can still get episode links for free by signing up here.

In this episode, we talk about fresh scrutiny on the Adani group in the wake of recent reporting, Pakistan's deportation order impacting Afghan refugees, the release of two rights activists in Bangladesh on bail, China replacing the name 'Tibet' with the Chinese romanised name 'Xizang' on official documents, India's Supreme Court declining to legalise same-sex marriage, Southasian deaths and repatriation efforts in Israel and Gaza, an air strike on a camp for the internally displaced in Myanmar's Kachin state, and the reopening of an old sea route between Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu and Kankesanthurai in the Jaffna peninsula.

For this episode, we also interview Najibullah Sadid, an expert on water resources and the environment, to discuss the devastating recent earthquakes in Herat as well as the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

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