Afghan Refugees stay extension in Pakistan: Federal government takes important decision

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Afghan Refugees stay extension in Pakistan: Federal government takes important decision

ISLAMABAD - Over the issue of Afghan Refugees stay in Pakistan, Federal government takes important decision today.

The federal government has decided to extend the stay of registered Afghan refugees living in Pakistan till June 30 next year.

The decision, notified by the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON), comes during Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s ongoing visit to Pakistan and days before the current extension ends on June 30, 2019.

“In pursuance of approval of the Federal Cabinet conveyed vide Cabinet Division’s Memorandum No.550(S)/Rule-19/2019-Cab, dated 27 June, 2019, the Government of Pakistan is pleased to extend the Validity in respect of Tripartite Agreement, Proof of Registration (PoR) Cards till 30-06-2020,” read the notification link.

The ministry also announced an extension in the validity of Afghan Citizen Cards (ACC) till October 31, 2019.