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Staff Reporter: 

In a significant development, a flagship meeting was convened between Pakistani border management officials and representatives from the Taliban Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Jan Achakzai, the Balochistan Caretaker Information Minister said. The primary focus of the meeting was to discuss crucial border management issues, particularly concerning the evacuation of illegal Afghan refugees.

Patients’ Issues Discussed: Jan Achakzai

Representing Pakistan at the meeting were Deputy Commissioner Chaman, Raja Athar Abbas, and FC Scout Commander Chaman, Umar Jabbar. The high-level discussions addressed several key areas, with a strong emphasis on the challenges faced by patients at the border, Mr. Achakzai stated.

Key Points Discussed:

  1. Border Management Issues: The meeting served as a platform for both parties to deliberate on border management challenges and explore potential solutions. The emphasis was placed on ensuring a smoother and more efficient cross-border experience.
  2. Evacuation of Afghan Refugees: Central to the discussions was the provision of facilities for the safe and organized evacuation of illegal Afghan refugees. This reflects a collective effort to manage the humanitarian aspects of the Afghan refugee crisis.
  3. Local Community Concerns: Recognizing the impact of border management on the local communities on both sides, the meeting aimed to foster a positive and collaborative environment for addressing common issues. The parties agreed to continue consultations for the benefit of local communities and the one-document regime.

Deputy Commissioner Chaman, Raja Athar Abbas, expressed his commitment to providing full cooperation in resolving the problems faced by the local communities. This commitment underscores the dedication of both Pakistan and the Taliban Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to working together for the greater good, the Balochistan Information Minister mentioned.

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