ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for State and Frontier Areas (SAFRON) Lt Gen (retired) Abdul Qadir Baloch on Tuesday highlighted the difficulty of 5 million Rohingya refugees on the 68th assembly of the UNHCR govt committee at Geneva and referred to as for addressing the foundation causes of displacement on a precedence foundation.
Whereas delivering Pakistan’s assertion on the assembly, the minister stated that it was a incontrovertible fact that 86 per cent of refugees had been hosted in creating nations, together with Pakistan. He highlighted that the rising and protracted pressured displacements at such a big scale create political, socio-economic, safety and environmental challenges and difficulties for host nations.
Highlighting the stance of Pakistan, the minister stated that there was a necessity for devising a complete burden-sharing mechanism to deal with the problems of refugees all around the world. He additionally highlighted the efforts of Pakistan, with unparalleled generosity and hospitality, in internet hosting Afghan refugees for over 38 years, however stated that Pakistan had not acquired due recognition for this immense public service.
Lt Gen (retired) Abdul Qadir Baloch additionally stated that the federal government of Pakistan was dedicated to voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees safely and with dignity. Presently, he added the federal government was successfully finishing up the implementation of the Afghan Administration and Repatriation Technique accepted earlier this yr.
The minister additionally appreciated the efforts of UNHCR within the enhancement of voluntary repatriation grant from the US $200 to $400 throughout 2016 which helped returnees anchor in Afghanistan. He additionally cautioned towards a minimize in any repatriation grant and likewise made it cleared that native integration was not thought of or supported by Pakistan.
He stated that Pakistan had at all times supported and can proceed to assist all efforts to make sure peace and prosperity in Afghanistan, including secure and affluent Afghanistan is within the nationwide curiosity of Pakistan.