UNHCR chief praises KP govt for hosting Afghan refugees



United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres appreciated on Tuesday the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government for hosting nearly one million Afghan refugees, reportedly.

“The K-P government’s efforts for ensuring refugees access to basic services (health and education) and upholding the international norms and obligations are condemnable,” the UNHCR chief said.

Speaking to families of refugees, Guterres said nothing is as gratifying as going back to one’s own roots and motherland.

“No refugee is above the law of the host country, however, there needs to be a balance with the need to respect the rights of registered refugees,” he said.