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Stay of 1.3m illegal immigrants extended

Pakistan once again showed generosity and approved the request of the Afghan government

By Our Correspondent
February 03, 2024
Trucks carrying Afghan immigrants queue up to leave for the border area from Nowshehra on October 30, 2023. — APP
Trucks carrying Afghan immigrants queue up to leave for the border area from Nowshehra on October 30, 2023. — APP

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has approved the extension of the stay of 1.3 million illegal immigrants.

According to sources, the extension of proof of residence card was approved on the summary of the Ministry of Saffron. Extension of stay of Afghan refugees till March 2024 has been approved. The Cabinet Division had earlier returned the Saffron ministry’s summary with objection. The decision to extend was made on the recommendation of the coordination cell related to Afghanistan.

Pakistan once again showed generosity and approved the request of the Afghan government. Due to the non-approval of the extension, the stay of the refugees had become illegal.