UNHCR Applauds Comprehensive Plan for Repatriating Illegal Immigrants

The KP government has been commended by the UNHCR for its efforts in arranging special arrangements for the return of illegal immigrants and providing them with all necessary facilities.

The three-person delegation, led by Ms. Philippa Candler, the UNHCR representative for Pakistan, paid a visit to interim Chief Minister Muhammad Azam Khan here on Friday, according to a release.

Both talked on issues about¬†the province’s illegal immigrants’ right to return home. On the occasion, there was also KP Chief Secretary Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry and Additional Chief Secretary Home Muhammad Abid Majeed.

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According to Philippa Candler, the UNHCR is appreciative of Pakistan’s government and people for providing such a substantial amount of refuge over the past few decades.

Philippa Candler expressed gratitude to the KP government for their efforts in arranging special arrangements for the illegal immigrants’ repatriation and providing them with facilities.

She hoped that the provincial government and UNHCR would continue to collaborate until the very end to optimize the ease of immigrant repatriation.

The chief minister had earlier stated that the process of repatriating illegal immigrants is proceeding successfully so far.

She also added that all facilities are being made available to those returning to their country of origin voluntarily, and the province government had set aside special monies for this reason.

In accordance with local customs, elderly people, women, and children are given preferential treatment, while immigrants who are going home are handled humanely and the humanitarian element of the situation is thoroughly addressed, he stated.

Azam Khan went on to say that particular transit locations with all the amenities needed had been set up for the short-term accommodation of these immigrants.

He insisted that in order to promptly resolve any objections or issues raised by the immigrants, an efficient grievance redresser procedure had also been established.

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