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Afghan Ambassador thanks Pak for accommodating more than 3 million Afghan refugees.

ISLAMABAD, November 06, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Afghan Ambassador, Mr. Majnoon Gulab called on Federal Minister for SAFRON, Najmuddin Khan in his office on Friday. Both exchanged views on issues of mutual interest. The Afghan Ambassador thanked Pakistan for accommodating more than 3 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan. The Ambassador expressed concern over the detention of Afghan refugees in Pakistan. He further said that Afghan government understands that detained refugees are released after checking their POR cards but media does not reflect this information. The Minister assured the Afghan Ambassador that search operation does not focus on Afghan Refugees only, rather it is a general practice and documented refugees are released immediately, adding that Government has instructed all provincial Government and Ministry of Interior about this policy. The Federal Minister emphasized for the need to regularize border movement and said that it should be documented.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Nov 6, 2009
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