Thu. Aug 5th, 2021

Pakistan one of the most important refugee-hosting nation: UN chief

ISLAMABAD – Staff reporter: UN’s chief Antonio Guterres said Pakistan changed into one of the largest refugee hosting countries in the world.

Speaking to a delegation of Afghan refugees here, Antonio Guterres stated approximately 2.7 million refugees are living in Pakistan with 2.4 million registered refugees tormented by the Afghan war.

Speaking at the occasion, the UN leader expressed gratitude to people and the authorities of Pakistan over their heartfelt hospitality.

During his four-day stay, the UN Secretary-General will call on the President and the Prime Minister.

During those meetings, Pakistan’s angle on all elements of Jammu and Kashmir dispute could be shared with the UN Secretary-General.

The Secretary General’s other engagements include interactions with parliamentarians, media, and the youth. He will deliver special talks on issues of sustainable development, weather change, and peacekeeping.

The UN leader will go to Lahore. He will also visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib.

Earlier, on his way to Pakistan, the UN chief tweeted that Pakistan is one of the most regular and reliable contributors to the UN’s peacekeeping efforts around the sector.

Lauding Pakistan’s contribution to worldwide peacekeeping efforts, Guterres said he’s travelling the countries to explicit his gratitude to the people.