Afghan refugees return is in best interest Pakistan, Afghanistan

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Jhagra, Khattak meet EU Ambassador, MD Asia Pacific EEAS

Staff Reporter

Peshawar—The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said, the reforms in FATA will be introduced in accordance with the aspirations of respective people and will start formal implementation there upon after formal approval by the parliament.
He was talking during a meeting with the Ambassador of European Union, Mr. Jean-Francois Cautain and the Managing Director of Asia Pacific EEAS at Governor’s House, Peshawar on Friday. Additional Chief Secretary FATA Fida Wazir was also present on t his occasion. The Governor said that the Afghan refugees are our brethren and there is no restriction on their coming to Pakistan with valid documents. “We are also assisting in ensuring their repatriation in respectable way.
Meanwhile, talking to Managing Director Asia Pacific Mr Gunnar Wiegand Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that honorable return of the Afghan Refugees to their homeland is in the interest of both the countries and increase in refugees returns is due to better refugees package and border management. Refugees can play effective role in the progress, prosperity and development of War Ravaged brotherly country Afghanistan. Federal government has set the strategy for complete repatriation of refugees
Chief Minister said that in view of the law & order situation registration of refugees was must and could not be overlooked as non registration was creating law & order issues. “We welcomed those refugees to our homeland who fulfill legal formalities”, he added. Pakistan and Afghanistan particularly KP province deeply inter-dependent and tension and lawlessness in Afghanistan was directly affecting us, therefore peace in Afghanistan was in the interest of the whole region. Chief Minister informed the delegation that due to our pro industrial policies, investors were taking keen interest to invest in KP province as confidence of the foreign investors had been restored adding that CPEC would bring socio-economic revolution in the region. We want equal development in all areas of the province.