PM Khan to inaugurate int’l conference on Afghan refugees

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

10th Feb, 2020. 12:23 pm
PM Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate two-day international conference on Afghan refugees in Islamabad on next Monday which would attended by ministers and senior officials from different countries.

Media reports said The Conference organized at an important juncture when efforts at consolidating peace in Afghanistan are making progress.

The event will also identify the challenges for voluntary, dignified and sustainable repatriation of refugees to Afghanistan.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, ministers and senior officials from around 20 countries, supporting the Afghan refugees across the globe and in Pakistan, would be participating, the foreign office in a press release on Sunday said.

It said, in addition, senior level participation is also expected from the United Nations, multilateral developments banks, civil society and private sector.

“This Conference taking place at an important juncture when efforts at consolidating peace in Afghanistan are making progress,” it added.

Besides providing an opportunity to highlight the exemplary compassion, generosity and hospitality exhibited by Pakistan, in hosting one of the largest refugee populations in the world, the Conference will further identify key developments and milestones in the 40 years long evolution of the Afghan refugee situation; reflect on the lessons learned; identify the challenges; and discuss solutions for voluntary, dignified and sustainable repatriation of refugees to Afghanistan.

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