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Pakistan facilitates Afghan refugees with education, training

Pakistan facilitates Afghan refugees with education, training

Aug 25, 2017 - 12:06

KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan refugees’ ministry official have said multiple facilities had been provided to Afghan refugees in Pakistan including education and trainings.

Dr. Imran Zaib Khan, in charge of Afghan refugees, said legislation was being made for Afghan refugees which in the past did not existed. He said Afghan refugees would be facilitated when new law is made for them.

He added the repatriation of Afghan refugees was made upon the well of refugees and it was not a matter of force.

He said Pakistan accelerated the registration process of Afghan refugees recently and his government and the Afghan diplomatic mission in Pakistan held major responsibilities in this regard. He added up to 20 centres had been arranged for the registration process.

Earlier, the Afghan Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR), said, ten thousands illegal Afghan refugees have been registered recently in Pakistan, with another seven hundred thousand illegal refugees to be documented in the coming six months,

The registration process of illegal Afghan migrants kicked off in Pakistan on August 16. Up to 10,000 Afghan migrants had been registered so far, a statement from the ministry said.

It added in the coming six months, 700,000 more Afghan refugees would be documented at 21 registration centres of NADRA with the help of the Afghan government and UNHCR.

Twenty-five Afghan officials were dispatched on Monday to Pakistan to monitor the registration process, the ministry said.