Imran promises end to Afghans’ harassment in KP
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has assured the Afghan ambassador in Islamabad that he would prevent Afghan refugees from being harassed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where his party rules.
The Afghan Embassy in Islamabad said Afghan Ambassador and President Ashraf Ghani’s special representative for Pakistan, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, met Imran Khan on Tuesday afternoon.
The embassy said Zakhilwal discussed with Imran Khan the harassment of Afghan refugees at the hands of KP police and urged him to put pressure on his provincial government to treat the Afghans with respect and in accordance with humanitarian and Islamic laws.
Khan expressed his grief over mistreatment of Afghan refugees and promised to contact his government right away and to strongly demand a soft approach towards the refugees.
He said he would issue a media statement as the outcome of his meeting with Zakhilwal on good treatment of the Afghan refugees.
In the statement, Khan promised to convene a meeting at his residence in Islamabad on problems of Afghan refugees next week. The meeting would be attended by KP chief minister, inspector general of police and other senior officials.
Khan said Zakhilwal would also attend the meeting in order every aspect of problems being faced by Afghan refugees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa could be discussed and permanently resolved.
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