Afghan refugees stay extension: Federal government likely to take important decision

Afghan refugees stay extension: Federal government likely to take important decision
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ISLAMABAD - The federal government is likely to take an important decision over the extension of stay of the Afghan Refugees .

Federal government is likely to extend the refugees’ stay in Pakistan.

The interim government had extended the stay of Afghan refugees for three months in June this year. The extension period ranged between July 1 and September 30.

Officials privy to this development maintain that during a recent meeting of the federal cabinet, information ministry officials had contended that the stay would be extended until June next year. But this was not communicated to the donor agencies, specifically the United Nation High Commission for Refugee (UNHCR).

“This was discussed in the cabinet meeting by the federal minister for information. However, no other stakeholder was sent any official notification in this regard,” a senior official dealing with the issue told media.

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