78th Session of the Standing Committee of UNHCR Statement by Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Permanent Representative of Pakistan Agenda Item 2: International Protection (07 July, 2020)

78th Session of the Standing Committee of UNHCR Statement by Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Permanent Representative of Pakistan Agenda Item 2: International Protection (07 July, 2020) Mr. Chairman, Thank you for your able stewardship of the Standing Committee. We commend the UNHCR leadership and the field staff for their hard work, often under difficult conditions, and…

Statement delivered by Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Permanent Representative of Pakistan 10 March 2020 – 77th Session of the Standing Committee of UNHCR Agenda Item No. 3 Regional activities and global programmes: Regional update on UNHCR’s operations in Asia and the Pacific

77th Session of the Standing Committee of UNHCR Agenda Item No. 3 Regional activities and global programmes: Regional update on UNHCR’s operations in Asia and the Pacific   Statement delivered by Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Permanent Representative of Pakistan 10 March 2020 Honourable Chairman, Deputy High Commissioner Clement, Ladies and Gentlemen,   I would like to…

Chairperson’s Summary of the International Conference on Forty Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity 18 February 2020, Islamabad, Pakistan

  Chairperson’s Summary of the International Conference on Forty Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity 18 February 2020, Islamabad, Pakistan The International Conference on Forty Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity took place on 17-18 February 2020 in Islamabad, Pakistan.   The Conference…

Remarks by the Foreign Minister of Pakistan at the International Conference on 40 years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity (17 February, 2020)

Remarks by the Foreign Minister of Pakistan at the International Conference on 40Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity (17 February, 2020)   HonourablePrime Minister, Secretary General Guterres, Honourable Ministers, High Commissioner Grandi, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,   I welcome you all to the beautiful city of Islamabad.   Your…

70th Session of the Executive Committee of UNHCR – Statement by Mr. Shehryar Afridi, Minister of State for States and Frontier Regions (SARFON) (07 October, 2019)

70th Session of the Executive Committee of UNHCR  Statement by Mr. Shehryar Afridi, Minister of State for States and Frontier Regions (SARFON) (07 October, 2019) Mr. Chairman,UN High Commissioner,Excellencies,Distinguished Delegates, Let me start with a verse of philosopher poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal, “There are thousands of God’s lovers, who are roaming in the wilderness, I…

Permanent Representative of Pakistan meets High Commissioner for Refugee

Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan met Mr. Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Friday, 14 July 2017, in Geneva. High Commissioner Grandi appreciated Pakistan’s important role as a major hosting country, providing protection and assistance to millions of Afghans for 38 years. Issues of mutual interest pertaining to Afghan refugees, as…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 3 – Clustered ID with SRs on IDPs & Extreme Poverty – 35th Session of Human Right Council – 8 June 2017

  Mr. President,   We thank the Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights and Special Rapporteur for Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons for presenting their reports.    Pakistan is disappointed at the suggestion of the SP on the Human Rights of IDPs that “Afghan’s are being pushed back from Pakistan” and “Pakistan…

Statement by Permanent Representative of Pakistan – High-level Meeting on Global Responsibility Sharing- Pathways for Admission of Syrian Refugees (30 March 2016)

Statement by Permanent Representative of Pakistan – High-level Meeting on Global Responsibility Sharing – Pathways for Admission of Syrian Refugees, (30 March 2016) High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Filippo Grandi, Ministers, Excellencies, We heard with interest the Panel Discussion held earlier in the day and appreciated the forthright manner in which the panelists addressed the…