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Pakistan not setting up camps for Afghan refugees: official
Published: Sep 07, 2021 08:52 AM
Afghan Taliban members patrol on the Afghan side near the border crossing point of Torkham between Pakistan and Afghanistan on Sept. 5, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)

Afghan Taliban members patrol on the Afghan side near the border crossing point of Torkham between Pakistan and Afghanistan on Sept. 5, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)


 
Pakistan is not setting up any camp to accommodate a new wave of Afghan refugees on its territory, the country's Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said on Monday.

Addressing a press conference here, the official said that his country is allowing Afghan nationals holding Pakistani visas and other documents to enter the country, but there is no other policy so far for refugees.

The interior minister added that the situation at the country's two border crossings with Afghanistan is under control and there is no influx of refugees anywhere along the borders.

The official noted that Pakistan is keen to see peace prevail in Afghanistan and supports its development.
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