Gesture of amity and humanity: Pakistan reunites Afghan child with family
ISLAMABAD: In a gesture of goodwill, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua handed over the custody of an Afghan child to the Afghan Embassy in Islamabad on Friday.
The child had gone missing in Pakistan while on a visit with his parents in 2015.
Foreign Office said the child had come here with his parents for medical treatment of his father. However, during their stay in Islamabad, Ubaid ullah went missing. The mother of the child could not find any clue about his whereabouts and due to sudden demise of Ubaid Ullah’s father had left for Afghanistan, it added.
“The child was later found by Islamabad police on 7th November, 2015 and was referred to Child Protection and Welfare Bureau who took custody of the child and provided him a homelike environment along with, education, healthcare and psychological counseling,” an FO statement said giving details about the child’s missing.
“Meanwhile Pakistani authorities as well as our Embassy in Kabul continued efforts for tracing his family in Afghanistan. Today, after successful conclusion of these efforts, Ubaid Ullah was handed over to the Afghan Embassy in Islamabad. He would be travelling later today to reunite with his family in Afghanistan,” it maintained.
The government and people of Afghanistan have deeply appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for taking good care of the destitute Afghan child and his safe reunion with his family.