Hosting Afghan Refugees a goodwill gesture of Pakistan towards Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, Nov 1 (APP): Around 377,000 Afghan families have
returned to their homeland this year.
Talking to Voice of America (VOA), Director of Afghan
Affairs in SAFRON Ministry Fahmina Taufeeq said that government is
expected to further extend stay of the Afghan refugees because of
cold weather in Afghanistan.
It may be recalled that UNHCR presented proposals to the
government to extend the stay of Afghan refugees, she added.
She said that a summary was sent to Federal Cabinet to
extend stay of the Afghan refugees in Pakistan for more three
months after March next year.
She said that wave of cold weather will increase from
December to February due to which repatriation of the refugees
will not be completed. Therefore, the government is likely to
extend the stay of refugees in Pakistan, she added.