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Pakistan Government to convene session on extending Afghan migrant’s PoR cards

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

Pakistani media have reported that the government is convening a session regarding the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ request to extend Proof of Registration (PoR) cards for Afghan migrants.

In a report released on Wednesday, July 10th, Dawn newspaper cites a government official stating that Afghan migrants’ residency cards may likely be extended for six to twelve months.

This session comes as Pakistan had earlier halted the expulsion of Afghan migrants, following an announcement by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) after the conclusion of a three-day visit by Filippo Grandi, the agency’s High Commissioner to Islamabad.

During his visit, Grandi urged Pakistani authorities to show hospitality towards Afghan migrants.

The UNHCR High Commissioner, who arrived in Pakistan earlier this week, continued discussions with senior Pakistani officials, including Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, concerning Afghan migrants.

He emphasized the timely extension of Proof of Registration (PoR) cards, essential identity documents held by over 1.3 million Afghan refugees.

Meanwhile, Pakistan is addressing the fate of Afghan migrants amid discussions prompted by the UNHCR’s advocacy for their hospitality and the extension of critical identification documents.

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