Afghanistan wants early, dignified return of their refugees: Security Advisor

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Afghan President’s Adviser on National Security Sarwar Ahmad Zai has said that Afghanistan wants early and dignified return of their refugees to their homeland.

While addressing a news conference along with the Minister of State for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Shehryar Afridi in Islamabad on Friday, he said that he visited two Afghan refugee camps in Pakistan and he appreciates the attitude of Pakistani authorities towards the refugees.

Sarwar Ahmad Zai said that the Afghan refugees also speak highly and positively about the facilities extended to them.

The Afghan adviser further said that relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan are on positive trajectory. He expressed the confidence that the ongoing Afghan peace process will prove to be fruitful in bringing peace to Afghanistan.

When asked about the incident in which Afghan fans were seen attacking Pakistani fans during a World Cup match, the Afghan adviser said the Afghan players learned cricket from Pakistan.

Sarwar Ahmad Zai said that the incident involving two or three Afghans do not represent the aspirations of Afghan people or refugees. He admitted that there are certain elements who want to create troubles in relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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