36000 Afghan Refugee Families Trapped in Lockdown to Get Rs 12000 Each from UNHCR

Pakistan’s Minister for SAFRON and Narcotics Control Shehryar Khan Afridi has said the UNHCR had decided to replicate the Ehsaas Programme of Pakistan under which 36000 Afghan refugee families trapped in lockdown would be provided Rs 12000 each.

Addressing a gathering of Afghan refugees after distributing food packages among 1500 families at Afghan Refugee Camp in I-12 sector, Afridi said in the second phase, UNHCR plans to give Rs 12,000 to each family.

On the occasion, Afridi said the ‘good news’ about peace process were coming from Afghanistan as Pakistan was facilitating peace talks to help bring peace in war torn-Afghanistan.

He said soon intra-Afghan peace talks could resume which would lay basis for peace and development of the region.

He said restoration of peace in Afghanistan would help dignified repatriation of Afghan Refugees to their own country.

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