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Afghan refugees’ repatriation: Envoy says Afghans not willing to be burden on Pakistan anymore

Afghan refugees’ repatriation: Envoy says Afghans not willing to be burden on Pakistan anymore
January 17, 2018

PESHAWAR: Afghan diplomat Dr Omer Zakhilwal on Wednesday said that Afghan refugees themselves not willing to remain burden on Pakistan and urged the Government of Pakistan to extend one-month deadline.

He said thanked the Government of Pakistan and its people for sheltering Afghan refugees for 40 years and said that they too want not to become a burden on Pakistan.

Addressing Afghan Grand Jirga here at Peshawar, he said that this fact could not be denied that Afghan refugees worked hard and supported themselves as well as contributed to Pakistan’s economy.

He urged the government and police to stop suspecting the refugees and asked them to devise a proper mechanism for their respectful repatriation.

The ambassador said that United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees would start arrangements for repatriation of the refugees in coming March, adding that he has communicated with the Government of Afghanistan for making proper arrangements for the arriving people.

Afghan Counselor General Moinuddin Mrastyal said that they were making efforts to facilitate the repatriating refugees on Torkham border and assured them that the government there would facilitate them.

He said that he was in touch with authorities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for scholarships in University of Peshawar and other educational institutions to Afghan students.


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