UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi calls on COAS Gen Bajwa

The Nation  |  Sep 16, 2021

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ on Thursday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters of mutual interest, regional security, the current situation in Afghanistan, and collaboration in humanitarian assistance were discussed during the meeting.

COAS reiterated the need for convergence of global efforts to avert the humanitarian and refugee crisis in Afghanistan. COAS also appreciated the role of UNHCR in promoting UN core values and their response during crises.

The visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan's effort for hosting four Million Afghan refugees for over four decades.

He also lauded Pakistan's role in the Afghan situation including the provision of humanitarian aid/ assistance and pledged to play their role for further improvement in cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.

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