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Pakistan to celebrate 2019 as 40 years of hospitality of Afghan refugees: Minister

Pakistan to celebrate 2019 as 40 years of hospitality of Afghan refugees: Minister

HARIPUR - Minister for States and Frontier Regions Shehryar Afridi says Pakistan would celebrate the year 2019 as forty years of hospitality of Afghan refugees.

Addressing residents at Afghan refugee camp in Haripur, he said Pakistan is the biggest host country of refugees in an era where developed nations are refusing to accept even a single boat of migrants.

Sheryar Afridi said despite economic crunch and security threats, Pakistan has shared its bread and butter with their Afghan brothers.

Speaking on the occasion, an Afghan leader Haibat Shah said the PTI government has addressed issues being faced by Afghan refugees considerably.