Afridi, UNHCR representatives discuss matters related to refugees


ISLAMABAD, Oct 18 (APP):Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi and the representative in Pakistan for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Ruven Menikdiwela Thursday discussed matters related to refugees.
UNHCR Pakistan Head appreciated, Pakistan hosting Afghan refugees for the last four decades, said a press release issued here.
The Minister said that Pakistan valued the contribution of UNHCR towards humanity.
“UNHCR played a crucial role for rehabilitation of Afghan refugees in Pakistan” he added.
He said that Pakistan’s achievements and success in war on terror and hosting refugees have not been fully appreciated across the globe.
“Interior Ministry will go extra mile to support UNHCR in the interest of humanity” he said.
He said that UNHCR in collaboration with government of Pakistan should take steps to highlight the Afghan refugee issues.
He added that the world community had not given due importance to the refugees issue in Pakistan in the recent past.
UNHCR representative said, “UNHCR will continue to support and assist Pakistan in resolution of refugees issue”.