UN urges int’l community to help Pakistan for Afghan refugees


Islamabad: Feb 21, 2020 (TNS): United Nations has urged international community to continue helping Pakistan, which has been shouldering the burden of millions of Afghan refugees over the past 40 years.

Talking to reporters at regular noon briefing in New York, UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said caring for the Afghan refugees is not solely Pakistan’s responsibility but the international community also needs to help.

He said part of the reason for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ visit to Pakistan was to bring attention to the plight of the Afghan refugees.