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Pakistan’s Interim PM Reacts to Islamic Emirate’s Remarks

Pakistan's interim prime minister called the Islamic Emirate's remarks about the deportation of refugees from the country "threatening."

Anwaar ul Haq Kakar said that Kabul and Islamabad must work to expand their relations.

The Islamic Emirate's Foreign Ministry said Pakistani officials had been asked to allow Afghan refugees to leave the country in a dignified manner.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan, in response to statements by the Islamic Emirate officials over the expulsion of Afghan refugees from Pakistan, called the remarks irresponsible, unnecessary and threatening.

Anwaar ul Haq Kakar said in a press conference that Afghanistan and Pakistan are neighbor countries and efforts must be made to strengthen their relations.

"In addition to the illegal Afghans, 1,400,000 Afghans have also been registered and are living with dignity and the Pakistani government has granted 800,000 Afghan citizenship cards. These Afghans lived illegally and were given temporary resident cards. I continue to point out that here anonymous property and illegal investments are deeply linked to the rise of terrorism and crime,” Kakar said.

The deputy foreign ministry's spokesman called Pakistan's policy on Afghan refugees unfair, adding that he has discussed the problems of Afghan refugees with officials of the Interim Government of Pakistan, religious scholars and politicians.

“We have told the officials of the Pakistani government not to create any problems for the Afghan refugees in Pakistan, and said they should allow them to return to the country in a dignified manner and at the right time,” said Zia Ahmad Takal, the deputy spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Meanwhile، the US Department of State and the United Nations expressed concern over the deportation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan.

“Our colleagues in UNHCR are in direct contact with the Pakistani authorities. We're extremely concerned about the events, about the mass movements of people, especially going back to Afghanistan, where I don't have to tell, I mean, I don't have to paint the picture for you and the high risk especially, as you mentioned, human rights activists have and women's rights activists have. It is essential that the protection that people are entitled to be afforded," said Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General.

“We strongly encourage Afghanistan’s neighbors, including Pakistan, to allow entry for Afghans seeking international protection and to coordinate with the appropriate international humanitarian organizations," said Vedant Patel, the Principal Deputy Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State.

The Deputy Foreign Minister warned last Sunday that Pakistan, with its mass deportations, should not force Afghanistan to react.

Pakistan’s Interim PM Reacts to Islamic Emirate’s Remarks

Anwaar ul Haq Kakar said that Kabul and Islamabad must work to expand their relations.

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Pakistan's interim prime minister called the Islamic Emirate's remarks about the deportation of refugees from the country "threatening."

Anwaar ul Haq Kakar said that Kabul and Islamabad must work to expand their relations.

The Islamic Emirate's Foreign Ministry said Pakistani officials had been asked to allow Afghan refugees to leave the country in a dignified manner.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan, in response to statements by the Islamic Emirate officials over the expulsion of Afghan refugees from Pakistan, called the remarks irresponsible, unnecessary and threatening.

Anwaar ul Haq Kakar said in a press conference that Afghanistan and Pakistan are neighbor countries and efforts must be made to strengthen their relations.

"In addition to the illegal Afghans, 1,400,000 Afghans have also been registered and are living with dignity and the Pakistani government has granted 800,000 Afghan citizenship cards. These Afghans lived illegally and were given temporary resident cards. I continue to point out that here anonymous property and illegal investments are deeply linked to the rise of terrorism and crime,” Kakar said.

The deputy foreign ministry's spokesman called Pakistan's policy on Afghan refugees unfair, adding that he has discussed the problems of Afghan refugees with officials of the Interim Government of Pakistan, religious scholars and politicians.

“We have told the officials of the Pakistani government not to create any problems for the Afghan refugees in Pakistan, and said they should allow them to return to the country in a dignified manner and at the right time,” said Zia Ahmad Takal, the deputy spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Meanwhile، the US Department of State and the United Nations expressed concern over the deportation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan.

“Our colleagues in UNHCR are in direct contact with the Pakistani authorities. We're extremely concerned about the events, about the mass movements of people, especially going back to Afghanistan, where I don't have to tell, I mean, I don't have to paint the picture for you and the high risk especially, as you mentioned, human rights activists have and women's rights activists have. It is essential that the protection that people are entitled to be afforded," said Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General.

“We strongly encourage Afghanistan’s neighbors, including Pakistan, to allow entry for Afghans seeking international protection and to coordinate with the appropriate international humanitarian organizations," said Vedant Patel, the Principal Deputy Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State.

The Deputy Foreign Minister warned last Sunday that Pakistan, with its mass deportations, should not force Afghanistan to react.

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