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Walkthrough sanitation gate fixed at Afghan Refugees Camp in Islamabad

Walkthrough sanitation gate fixed at Afghan Refugees Camp in Islamabad
April 5, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan has installed walkthrough sanitation gate installed at Afghan Refugee Camp located in Islamabad’s I-12 sector to prevent coronavirus. Minister for States and Frontier Regions Shehryar Khan Afridi inaugurated the gate. Many persons can pass through the gate within a minute and sanitized spray is showered. While talking to the journalists, the minister has warned the United Nations against developing human crisis in Afghan Refugee's camps due to prolonged lockdown situation amidst coronavirus outbreak. He said that he had raised funds for helping out the Afghan refugees stranded in camps due to lockdown situation. He said that on his request, Prime Minister Imran Khan had already directed formation of a special relief package for Afghan refugees despite financial difficulties faced by the country. Shehryar Afridi said If Pakistan can roll out a special relief package for Afghan refugees, why can't the developed nations come to the rescue of the besieged refugees. Afghan refugees migrated due to Afghan war launched under UN umbrella and it is responsibility of the UN and the world to help these refugees. The minister said that Pakistan was doing its bit to help out refugees despite the fact that Pakistan was not a signatory of UN convention on refugees and its protocols. He said that he had written a letter to the Pakistan representative of UN refugee agency, UNHCR, to immediately divert funds to provide food to besieged Afghans in refugee camps.