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Baloch seeks more aid for returning Afghan refugees

Baloch seeks more aid for returning Afghan refugees

Apr 27, 2017 - 13:02

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistaninfo-icon has renewed its call for the creation of a favourable environmentinfo-icon in Afghanistaninfo-icon for the return of refugees to their homeland.

Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON), asked the UN refugee agency and other donor agencies to provide returning Afghans with necessary cash grants and other aid.

At a meeting with UN assistant high commissioner Volker Turks, the minister highlighted the challenges faced by the government and people of Pakistan due to the refugee influx.

He also explained hurdles in the way of successful repatriation of Afghan refugees. Pakistan expected all refugees to be repatriated by the end of this year, he said.

The UNHCR official praised efforts of Pakistan for managing the bulk of Afghan refugees and providing them basic necessities of life for decades.




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