Pakistani PM Orders Relief Packages for Afghan Refugees, IDPs

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the authorities concerned to prepare a relief package for the Afghan refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) facing hardship due to the coronavirus epidemic.

The directives came during a meeting of the federal cabinet following a request by Pakistani Minister for States and Frontier Regions (Safron) Shehryar Afridi.

The Pakistani prime minister gave the directives regarding allocation of funds for the IDPs and refugees from the Rs200 billion earmarked for poor farmers.

2 / April 2020