| GEO Pakistan|
| Pakistan could no longer bear Afghan refugees’ burdens|
| Updated at: 1249 PST, Friday, August 29, 2008|
ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has said that it could no longer bear the burdens of Afghan refugees, but the return of all the refugees program completion by 2009 is also not being seen possible.
Addressing a tripartite Commission’s meeting for reviewing and revising Afghan refuges’ return, Federal Minister for Frontier Affairs, Najmuddin Khan said that the government of Pakistan could no longer bear the burdens of the Afghan refugees, but the return of all the refugees program completion by 2009 also not appearing possible.
Federal Minister for Frontier Affairs urged upon making arrangements for the settlement of the Afghan refugees returning from Pakistan in their homeland.
Afghan Ambassador, Sher Muhammad on this occasion said that the peace and stability in Pakistan has a direct bearing with the rehabilitation of the returning refugees, while the rehabilitation was being delayed due to security matters. The government of Pakistan also feels that the program for the return of all the refugees by 2009 has no longer remained practicable.