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KP govt agrees not to harass Afghans after security incidents

KP govt agrees not to harass Afghans after security incidents

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Mar 05, 2016 - 16:41

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Pakistaninfo-icon’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa officials have agreed their security forces would not harass Afghan refugees following terrorist attacks in the neighbouring country in future.

The agreement came during a meeting between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Parwaiz Khattak and the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, a statement issued by the Afghanistaninfo-icon Embassy in Islamabad said.

Khyber Pakhtukhwa police chief and other police officials also attended the meeting that took place on Friday in Peshawar.

The meeting decided that Afghan refugees would not be harassed during police investigation regarding any security incident taking place in the province in the future, the statement said.

Detained Afghan refugees would be released in confirmation with the Afghan Consulate and they would be not forced into leaving their homes there, the statement said.

A week earlier, Pakistani police detained about 600 Afghan refugees in Nowshera for lacking legal stay documents.

The meeting also decided to allow the Afghanistan educationinfo-icon curriculum to be taught at refugee schools.

Afghan students would be given admission into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s medical and engineering universities and refugees would be provided electricity.

The Pakistani officials also agreed that Afghan businessmen would not be asked for paying illegal money.

The meeting also decided to create a special commission on implementation of the agreement.

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