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ISLAMABAD, Nov 24 (APP): Minister for States and Frontier Regions Lt Gen ® Abdul Qadir Baloch Thursday met with various officials of UNHCR.
The officials included Director of UNHCR’s regional bureau for Asia and the Pacific David Kaatrud and Deputy Director of UNHCR’s regional bureau for Asia and the Pacific Ayaki Ito, said a press release.
The minister briefed them about the current status of Afghan refugees and ensured the UNHCR that no Afghan refugee will be sent back unless he or she volunteers to do so.
The minister has briefed them about the pace of returning Afghan refugees to their homes and suggested the UNHCR to expedite the availability of funds and financial assistance to the refugees.
UNHCR director has also expressed gratitude over the extension
of date for the stay of Afghan refugees in Pakistan.
Also, Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for Asia Pacific, european external action service has called on the federal minister and discussed matters relating to afghan refugees IDPs, reforms in FATA and other counter terrorism measures.