Envoy: (Pakistan calls for urgent action to deal with migrant crisis)


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has called for urgent action to deal with growing migrant crisis in the world. Addressing the UN Assembly’s Third Committee which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural questions, Pakistan’s permanent representative Dr Maleeha Lodhi on Thursday underscored the need for greater attention on conflict resolution saying the massive human movements are the consequences of conflicts.

She said the Third Committee must make clear and actionable recommendations to the General Assembly to address the dire situation. She said Pakistan hosted millions of Afghan refugees for more than three decades despite limited resources.

She urged the international community to help the Afghan government in creating the necessary conditions for the permanent return of refugees. She hoped adequate international support would be provided to resolve the refugee situation in the world.