Consensus needed on refugee citizenship issue: PM Imran

Posted In: News Date:Sep 18th, 2018

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said a consensus would be reached on the issue of granting citizenship to Afghan and Bengali refugees before a final decision is taken by the government.

“Before taking a final decision on the matter, a consensus will be reached,” said the prime minister while addressing the floor of the Lower House.

He added that the issue is one of human rights and it is imperative that decisive action is taken in this regard and refugee children in Pakistan deserve to be given Pakistani citizenship.
The premier also referred to law applicable throughout the world and reiterated that children born in this country deserve to be given the country’s citizenship.

“We need to take decisive action over the fate of the Afghan and Bengali children born here [Pakistan],” said PM Imran.