Lahore: Federal Minister for Frontier Regions (SAFRON), Engineer Shaukat ullah attended the 22nd meeting on the tripartite commission on repatriation of Afghan Refugees. Jamaher Anwari Minister for Refugees and Rehabilitation from Afghanistan and Neil wreight country
representative to afghan refugees from unhcr were also present.
The minister appreciated the presence of all the participants. He said the
govt. Of Pakistan supported and believed in the voluntary and
dignified repatriation of the afghan refugees. He urged the unhcr to
increase its fund so that the returning afghan refugees could be
facilitated in an appropriate manner. He also emphasized the
importance of devising a comprehensive mechanism for implementing the
conclusions and adoptions of the meeting in letter and spirit.
He also requested the Afghan Govt. to take adequate steps for the integration
of the repatriating refugees so that more refugees could have
encouragement to go back to their mother land. The Federal Minister
desired better coordination among all the stakeholders.