Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Status of Refugees and Stateless Persons. Comments of Governments on the Draft Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the Draft Protocol Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons - Pakistan
The Government of Pakistan are of the opinion that Article 26 of the Convention should be revised as follows:
" The contracting States may at their discretion exempt from penalties on account of his illegal entry or presence a refugee who enters or who is present in their territory without authorization, and who presents himself without delay to the authorities and shows and who presents himself without delay to the authorities and shows good cause for his illegal entry or presence."
As regards Article 35 they think that the Convention should be made binding on all contracting parties both in regard to their metropolitan as well as Colonial possessions. If this is accepted, paragraphs 2 and 3 of this article will disappear.