ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Tehmina Janjua on Friday handed over the custody of an Afghan Child to the Afghan Embassy in Islamabad as a gesture of goodwill.
In a statement, the Foreign Office said that the Child named Ubaid Ullah had come in Islamabad with his parents for medical treatment of his father. However, during their stay in the Federal Capital, he went missing. The mother of the Child could not find any clue about his whereabouts and due to sudden demise of Ubaid Ullah’s father had left for Afghanistan.
The Child was found by Islamabad Police on November 7, 2015 and was referred to Child Protection and Welfare Bureau who took the custody of the Child and provided him a homelike environment along with, education, healthcare and psychological counseling.
Meanwhile, Pakistani authorities as well as Pakistani Embassy in Kabul continued efforts for tracing his family in Afghanistan.
Today, after successful conclusion of these efforts, Ubaid Ullah was handed over to the Afghan Embassy in Islamabad. He would be travelling later today to reunite with his family in Afghanistan.
“The government and people of Afghanistan have deeply appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for taking good care of the destitute Afghan Child and his safe reunion with his family,” the Foreign Minister said.