Situation ripe for repatriation of refugees, says Zakhilwal
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Ambassador Dr. Omar Zakhilwal on Wednesdayclaimed the situation in Afghanistan for the return of refugees was conducive, urging elders to encourage their families to go back to their homeland.
“You belong to Afghanistan! Come back and claim your homes and livelihoods. Your return will also bring peace to the land,” the ambassador told a grand jirga in Islamabad, attended by refugee representatives in Islamabad.
The life of a refugee was full of difficulties, the diplomat noted, saying: “We can live in poverty, but we cannot live without dignity.” Kabul was doing its best to ensure infrastructure development even in the remotest parts of the country, he added.
In response, members of the audience shouted: “We are willing to go to our motherland.” Zakhilwal said he would convey their message to the administration of President Ashraf Ghani.
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