Pakistan to continue fulfilling int’l responsibility of protecting refugees: Qureshi

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 20 (APP):Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Thursday said that on the World Refugee Day, Pakistan reaffirmed faithful adherence to the principle of international responsibility and burden sharing for protecting the refugees.
In his message on the World Refugee Day observed on the day (June 20), he reaffirmed Pakistan’s solidarity and support for the refugees across the globe.
He said Pakistan was proud of its historic role and contribution in shaping the normative and legal regime for protection of refugees.
“From the Burmese refugees in the 70s, and Bosnian refugees in early 90s, Pakistan has always a generous host to people seeking safety, shelter and protection, irrespective of ethnicity, creed or religion,” he remarked.