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KABUL, Dec. 18 – On Monday, December 18, International Migrant Day was observed at the Government Media and Information Center (GMIC). The event brought together notable figures including Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Maulvi Abdul Salam Hanafi, Deputy Prime Minister for Administrative Affairs, cabinet members, representatives from international organizations, […]
KABUL, Dec. 18 – On Monday, December 18, International Migrant Day was observed at the Government Media and Information Center (GMIC).
The event brought together notable figures including Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Maulvi Abdul Salam Hanafi, Deputy Prime Minister for Administrative Affairs, cabinet members, representatives from international organizations, foreign embassies in Kabul, and various government officials.
Acting Minister of Refugee and Repatriation, Khalil Rahman Haqqani, stated, the government of Pakistan has decided to deport Afghan refugees, the decision goes against all Islamic and international laws.
He called on international aid organizations, national businessmen, and citizens to help and cooperate with the returned citizen.
During the ceremony, Qari Abdul Sattar Sayeed, the Deputy Director-General of Public and Strategic Affairs, read the Prime Minister’s message on the occasion of International Refugee Day, which affirmed assistance for refugees.
During address, Mullah Baradar Akhund shed light on the alarming global refugee count, which has exceeded 100 million due to various reasons, resulting in their deprivation of essential necessities. He emphasized the growing reasons for international migration and the violation of refugees’ basic rights, international laws, and human principles. Mullah Baradar criticized recent decisions made by neighboring countries against Afghan refugees, stating that they are inconsistent with the values of Islam, justice, neighborliness, and humanity.
Mullah Baradar Akhund highlighted the successful management of returning refugees by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, ensuring their access to necessary facilities for a good life. He expressed gratitude to all Afghans, national businessmen, charitable institutions, and international organizations for their support during this crisis. He urged continuous assistance to refugees in the future.
Mullah Baradar Akhund expressed regret for the two-faced attitude displayed by the United Nations and the international community. He emphasized their superficial gatherings concerning Afghan refugees while neglecting the dire situation faced by more than 18,000 innocent individuals, including women and children, in Gaza. He called upon the UN and the international community to acknowledge and respect the rights of refugees, fulfill their human responsibilities, and address the crisis in Gaza.
In conclusion, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund encouraged Afghan refugees living abroad to return, highlighting the improved security and quality of life in their home country.
Administrative Deputy Prime Minister, Abdul Salam Hanafi, shared comprehensive information on the activities of the High Commission for Addressing the Problems of Afghan Refugees with the participants.
He added that the leadership and officials of the Islamic Emirate have paid serious attention to the issue of refugees and are constantly trying to provide them with all the necessary facilities for life.
The deputy Minister of Refugee and Repatriation, Mohammad Arsala Khroti ,mentioned that about 2.8 million Afghan refugees have returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan, Iran, and other countries. Despite this, approximately 7 million Afghans are still living as migrants in neighboring and other countries.
In this meeting, representatives of the International Organization for Migration, national businessmen, and the private sector also emphasized helping and cooperating with the returnees in their discussions.
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