Prime Minister Imran Khan while addressing the First Global Refugee Forum in Geneva on Tuesday (Dec 17) Prime Minister Imran Khan highlighted the Pakistan’s efforts for Afghan refugees and said Pakistan hosted four million Afghan refugees with generosity for about four decades and there are still three million refugees in the country including 1.4 million registered ones.
He said that Pakistan is trying its level best for the success of Afghan peace process so that the Afghan refugees could return to their homeland with dignity. He also stressed that there is only political settlement of the conflict so that the people of Afghanistan who have been suffering from over forty years of conflict finally can enjoy the dividends of peace.
Meanwhile talking about India’s controversial anti-Muslims Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), he said that In Assam citizen register– every citizen has to prove their citizenship – this is what happened in Myanmar before ethnic cleansing of Muslims, they had to prove citizenship. In India, more than 2 million people, mostly Muslims, are now required to prove that they are citizens. An Indian Minister said that by 2024 it will be all over India.
There are more than 2 million Muslims in India, so anyone who cannot prove will be de-registered as a citizen while all other religions can seek citizenship on basis of persecution – if 2-3 % of Muslims cannot prove their citizenship, if will be a challenge – riots have already started in India. I ask the international community to look onto it.
Alluding to the situation in occupied Kashmir as well as neighboring India, the Prime Minister warned the world community of one of the biggest impending refugee crisis is about to take place due to the steps taken by Modi government. Referring to the revocation of special status of occupied Kashmir by India on 5th of August, the Prime Minister said eight million Kashmiris have been confined to their homes.
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