Peshawar – The Afghan Refugee Commission, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (CAR-KP), in collaboration with SSARC-GIZ, organized a youth dialogue on social cohesion between Afghan refugees and the host community, a press release said. released Thursday.
The initiative aimed to provide a platform for refugees and young people from host communities to exchange ideas on social cohesion in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Speaking on the occasion, Commissioner for Afghan Refugees, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Abbas Khan stressed the importance of such dialogues and said that we should develop tolerance and patience to listen to each other in order to understand each other’s point of view. and solve problems in a more friendly way. He said that the young people were blessed by Allah to come up with more innovative ideas and the courage to take initiatives; it is therefore a good time for the young participants to channel their energy into constructive activities.
Director of Administration and Finance, Chief Commissioner for Afghan Refugees (CCAR), Islamabad, Amina Amin applauded the initiative and said such dialogues will bring the two communities closer together and give them an opportunity to share their tacit knowledge and to explore and see challenges from different perspectives and come up with innovative ideas.
During the session, the physical, economic, societal and political challenges of coexistence and social cohesion between Afghan refugees and host communities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were discussed and participants shared ideas for addressing these challenges. for the welfare of society.
Participants from both communities appreciated the organization of the event and said that such events in the future would also allow them to exchange their ideas and knowledge for a common cause.
It is worth mentioning here that CAR-KP, in collaboration with SSARC-GIZ, is implementing a project aimed at enhancing social cohesion and social well-being among Afghan refugees and host community members in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa .