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April 1, 2020

Relief package for Afghan refugees, IDPs

Islamabad

 
April 1, 2020

Islamabad : PM Imran Khan on Tuesday issued directives to the government authorities to prepare a relief package for Afghan Refugees and internally Displaced People (IDPs) locked in lockdown due to coronavirus epidemic. The PM issued directives on request of Shehryar Afridi, Minister Narcotics Control and Safron during the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, says a press release.

Shehryar Afridi talked to a group of media personnel on issues faced by Afghan Refugees and IDPs. He said around 28 lac refugees are living in 52 refugee camps all across Pakistan, 80% of which consists of daily wagers. Afridi says it is United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR’s) moral obligation to help afghan refugees in this hour of need.

“IDPs left their home for the safety of Pakistan, Pakistan will also not leave them alone in this testing time,” PM imran khan gave directives of allocating funds for IDPs and refugees from 200 billion rupees fund allocated for the poor peasants.

Shehryar Afridi, with the help of Shahid Afridi, delivered ration packages among refugees residing in Afghan Camp, Kohat. Minister said during the talk that he plans to visit merged 7 districts of FATA, Balochistan, Afghan camps in Karachi, Hyderabad and Mianwali and deliver ration packages among daily wagers.