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Pakistan hands over Afghan child to embassy officials

Pakistan hands over Afghan child to embassy officials

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Jan 20, 2018 - 12:20

ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistaninfo-icon has handed over Afghan child who was missed in Islamabad, to the Afghan embassy in Islamabad, a statement from the Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Tehmina Janjua handed over the custody of an Afghan child to the Afghan Embassy in Islamabad on Friday.

According to Foreign Office, the child had come to Pakistan with his parents for the medical treatment of his father several years ago. However, during their stay in Islamabad, Ubaidullah went missing. 

The mother of the child could not find his whereabouts and due to the sudden demise of Ubaidullah's father, left for Afghanistaninfo-icon.

The child was reportedly found by Islamabad Police on November 7, 2015 and was referred to Child Protection and Welfare Bureau who took the custody of the child. Meanwhile, Pakistani authorities and the diplomatic mission in Kabulinfo-icon continued efforts for tracing his family in Afghanistan.

Today, after the successful conclusion of these efforts, Ubaidullah was handed over to the Afghan Embassy in Islamabad. 

He would be traveling later today to reunite with his family in Afghanistan, stated a statement by the FO. 

According to a statement by Afghanistan’s embassy, the government and people of Afghanistan have deeply appreciated Pakistan's efforts for taking good care of the destitute Afghan child and his safe reunion with his family.

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has said that peace and stability in Afghanistan is inevitable for a peaceful region and Pakistan would continue joint efforts with Afghanistan. 

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