Cultural ties: ‘Pakistan has moral duty to cater to Afghan refugees’

Khattak assured Poyan facilities will be increased to cater to the needs of Afghan inmates at these prisons


Our Correspondent March 09, 2016

PESHAWAR:


Adviser to the Chief Minister on Prisons Malik Qasim Khan Khattak has said Pakistan has a moral duty to cater to the needs of Afghan refugees owing to cultural ties between both countries.


This was stated in a handout issued by the K-P Directorate of Information on Tuesday. As per the document, the adviser said this in a meeting with Afghan Consul General in Peshawar Dr Abdullah Waheed Poyan in the city.


According to the handout, Khattak assured Poyan facilities will be increased to cater to the needs of Afghan inmates at these prisons. During the meeting, the adviser discussed bilateral relations between both neighbouring countries and also shared his views about facilities at prisons in DI Khan and Haripur.


“Khattak said the people of Pakistan and Afghanistan share ties of brotherhood,” read the statement. “Services rendered towards Afghan nationals were the moral and religious duty of the people of Pakistan.”

Published in The Express Tribune, March 9th, 2016.

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