UN awaits details citizenship plans for Pakistan-born Afghan children

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UNITED NATIONS, Sep 19 (APP):The United Nations is looking forward to the details of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s plans to grant citizenship to Pakistan-born children of Afghan refugees, a UN spokesman said Tuesday.
“We have to see the details,” Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in response to a question at the regular noon briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.
At the same time, he welcomed “the choice given to Afghan refugees, who are far from home, the option to resettle in the country that sometimes for these children is the only country that they actually know.
The prime minister, in his first official visit to Karachi on Sunday, had pledged to end the Afghan and Bengali refugees’ plight by issuing them passports and national identity cards.